3130 AdmGuide_Assignment and Transfer of Staff

Definitions:
 
Assignment:  For the purposes of this policy, an “assignment” is the designation of an employee’s job classification and work-location or department.  For teaching staff, “assignment” also includes grade
level and instructional duties.
 
Re-assignment: “Reassignment” means change in a teacher’s instructional duties within a building or department.
 
Transfer:  “Transfer” means change in work locations or departments, which entails a change in supervisors, while
maintaining the same general job-duties or employment classification.
 
Involuntary Transfer:  A transfer that was initiated by an Administrator.
 
Promotion:   A “promotion” is a change to a new position or employment classification that has a higher pay-rate or
an increased level of responsibility within the District.
 
Annual Notice of Assignments:
 
All teaching staff and educational assistants shall be given written notice of tentative assignments for the forth-
coming school year not later than June 1st.
 
All other regular full-time employees will receive written notification of any change of assignment.
 
Assignments:
 
Principals have the responsibility to assign staff within his or her respective school building.  For those positions
that have District-wide responsibility, the appropriate Director has the responsibility to assign and re-assign staff. 
When making assignment decision, the assigning administrator shall take into account:
 
        • The needs of the students impacted by the staffing assignment;
 
        • The staff member’s performance evaluations,
 
        • The staff member’s training, experience, and other qualifications,
 
        • The need to create effective teams of employees;
 
        • Certification, in the case of positions that require certification; and
 
        • Other reasonable considerations, impacting the re-assignment decision
 
Any employee who is dissatisfied with an administrator’s re-assignment decision may request that the the
decision be reviewed by the Superintendent of Schools.  To request a review of the decision, the affected employee
must contact the Director of Human Resources within ten (10) days of receiving written notice of the
reassignment.  The Director of Human Resources shall be responsible for meeting with the employee, reviewing all
pertinent information, and making a recommendation to the Superintendent regarding the disposition of the request
for review.
 
Transfers:
 
Transfers between schools or departments may be enacted by the Superintendent when the needs of students, the
school, or the District so require.   When making a transfer decision, the Superintendent shall take into account:
 
        • The needs of the students impacted by the staffing assignment;
 
        • The staff member’s performance evaluations,
 
        • The staff member’s training, experience, and other qualifications,
 
        • The need to create effective teams of employees;
 
        • Certification, in the case of positions that require certification; and
 
        • Other reasonable considerations, impacting the re-assignment decision
 
Any employee who is dissatisfied with a transfer decision may request that the Superintendent reconsider the
decision.  To request reconsideration, the affected employee must contact the Director of Human Resources within
ten (10) days of receiving written notice of the reassignment.  The Director of Human Resources shall be
responsible for meeting with the employee, reviewing all pertinent information, and making a recommendation to
the Superintendent regarding the disposition of the request for reconsideration.
 
    A. Involuntary Transfer
 
        Prior to effecting an involuntary transfer of a teacher, counselor, or other non-administrator to another school:
 
            1. The "receiving principal" shall be consulted regarding the contemplated move.
 
            2. The professional staff member may have an interview with the "receiving principal.", a joint conference of
                "receiving principal," "sending principal," and transferred professional staff member shall be held in the
                interest of assuring continuity of the evaluation process.
 
    B. Voluntary Transfer and Reassignment
 
        Any professional staff member who desires a transfer to another school for the following school year may
        discuss the matter with his/her supervisor and thereafter shall file a written statement of such desire with the
        Superintendent  prior to February 1 for the coming school year.
 
        Such statement shall include the assignment desired. The transfer request shall be considered as a part of
        the staffing process, prior to determining whether any vacancy shall be posted. The transfer procedure shall
        not be used to promote an employee.  The Superintendent shall notify the staff member and other appropriate
        parties of his/her decision as soon as possible. Requests for a change of assignment within a building shall
        follow the same guidelines but shall be acted upon by the principal, subject to review by the Superintendent.
 
 
Approved/Adopted:  July 13, 2009
Revised:  August 29, 2011
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Shari Weinstock,
Aug 31, 2011, 8:56 AM