Welcome to the St. Vrain Valley Schools Optional Retirement Plan Information Site!

 What is this optional retirement plan thing all about?

At its most basic level, participating in an optional retirement plan means voluntarily setting aside a portion of your paycheck and investing it in order to save for retirement.  These monies that you set aside are NOT taxed right now (leaving you with more to invest), and instead will be taxed when you withdraw them later for retirement.  Participating in the optional retirement program does not affect your regular PERA benefit.  Participating is optional and would be in addition to your required PERA contributions.

While this sounds simple, the various rules and options of participating can be complex.  We hope this site will be of some use in navigating the various issues and decisions you’ll face as you decide to participate!  To get started and learn about what is available to you, check out “Your Retirement Options as an Employee of St. Vrain Valley Schools.”



As of July 1, 2013, St. Vrain Valley Schools has revised its retirement plan offerings for all employees.  All of the information on this website has been updated and reflects these changes.  For more information, please visit the Plan Revision Information page.