Board Policies


Adoption Date: May 10, 2006
Revision Date: Sep 23, 2015
3130 - ASSIGNMENT AND TRANSFER

Teachers shall be assigned to specific school buildings by the Superintendent.
 
Transfers to vacant teaching positions or promotions to administrative or supervisory positions shall be administered in accordance with the following procedures.
 
Procedures:
           
A.    Vacancy is defined as a teaching position which is open at a specific school after the building principal or director has assigned or reassigned his/her staff.  The principal or director shall notify the Human Resource Director/designee of specific open teaching positions.
 
B.    Vacancies for regular contract teaching positions except those specified in paragraphs D and K of this policy shall be posted in each school except from June 1 through September 1.  Vacancy notices shall be posted at the Personnel Office throughout the year.  These notices will include the job title, location of the job, effective date of vacancy, kind of license necessary, and the deadline for filing of the application.  No vacancies may be filled prior to five (5) calendar days from the posting of such notice unless the incumbent has failed to give twenty-one (21) calendar days notice prior to leaving.  When the incumbent teacher fails to give twenty-one (21) calendar days notice, the position may be filled two days after the posting of the vacancy.
 
C.    A teacher requesting transfer shall apply in writing to the Human Resource Director/designee for a specific posted vacant position provided that he/she is properly certified in that area.
 
D.    When a vacant teaching position is filled by a teacher transferring from within the school system, the transferred teacher’s former position shall not be considered a vacancy which requires a posting and may be filled immediately by the Human Resource Director/designee.
 
E.     No assignment of new teachers to a specific position in the school system shall be made unless all pending requests for transfer to that position have been denied.
 
F.     Selection for teaching positions shall be based on the following criteria:
 
1.     Proper certification
2.     Level of training – graduate credits
3.     System and building needs
4.     Applicant’s credentials and previous evaluations
5.     Length of service in the school system
6.     Affirmative Action Policy
 
G.    A teacher who is interested in being considered for a transfer to a specific position in another building shall file with the Human Resource Director/designee a written request by May 1.
 
If the requested position (see paragraph A) becomes vacant, the applicant shall be given consideration in accordance with paragraph F.
 
All such requests must be renewed annually.
 
H.    In the event any transfer is denied, the Human Resource Director/designee shall communicate the reason if so requested by the applicant on the transfer request form.
 
I.       When a reduction in the number of teachers – grades 1 through 12 – in a school is necessary, to the extent possible, volunteer(s) shall first be transferred, after which preference to remain shall be given to those with the longest time of service in that school according to their areas of certification.
 
J.      When a reduction in the number of preschool and/or kindergarten teaching stations in a school is necessary, the preschool and/or kindergarten teacher shall be involuntarily reassigned, to the extent possible, paragraph K shall apply to preschool and/or kindergarten teachers.  When two or more preschool/ and/or kindergarten teachers are assigned to a school where a reduction in the number of preschool and/or kindergarten teacher with the least time of service in that school shall be involuntarily reassigned, to the extent possible, to a preschool or kindergarten station in another school.
 
K.    When an involuntary transfer is necessary, a list of open position(s) in other schools shall be made available to the teacher being transferred.  In filling such open position(s), the teacher facing involuntary transfer will be given preference and such position(s) shall not be considered as vacancies which require posting.  After all transfer(s) are completed, any remaining open positions shall be posted.
 
L.     When an involuntary transfer is made, the teacher being transferred shall carry forward to the new building assignment his/her length of service in the previous building assignment.
 
M.   A teacher who is interested in being considered for reassignment within a building, shall file a written request with the principal or Human Resource Director/designee by May 1.
 
All such requests must be renewed annually.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
N.    Teachers who desire a promotion to an administrative or supervisory position, which requires a professional certificate, shall file a written statement of such desire with the  Human Resource Director/designee within twelve (12) calendar days of the posting of the notice announcing the position.  Notices pertaining to administrative and supervisory positions will be posted according to procedures outlined in paragraph B.
 
O.    Selection for administrative positions shall be based on the following criteria:
 
1.     Proper certification
2.     Level of training – graduate credits
3.     System and building needs
4.     Applicant’s credentials and previous evaluation
5.     Length of service in the school system
6.     Affirmative Action Policy
7.     Professional Leadership
 
P.     In the event the administrative position is denied, the Human Resource Director/designee shall communicate the reason if so requested by the applicant.
 
Q.    Vacancies for contract addenda positions will be posted when positions are officially vacated.  Addenda positions become vacant when the person hired for the position resigns or is terminated.  All qualified bargaining unit members who apply for an addenda position will be interviewed.  The Human Resource Director/designee will be the point of contact for the application and hiring process.  Addenda positions will be paid in accordance with the schedule in Appendix B.
 
R.    Addenda positions filled by non-bargaining unit individuals will not be posted unless the individual resigns or is terminated.
 
 

 

 

 

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