Professional Staff Assignments and Transfers

The base consideration in the assignment of professional personnel will be the needs of students and the instructional program; however, faculty satisfaction with assignments may be expected to have a significant impact on the morale of the professional staff and the effectiveness of the total educational program.

Therefore, it will be the policy of the School Committee that personnel be assigned on the basis of their qualifications, the needs of the district, and their expressed desires. When it is not possible to meet all of these conditions, an employee will be assigned first in accordance with school system needs—where the administration feels the employee is most qualified to serve, and second, regarding the preference of the employee.

Within an individual school, a Principal will have the right to assign classes and courses, provided this is done with full regard to the teacher’s area of certification and School Committee policies. He/she will also recommend to the Superintendent assignments to extra-pay positions in his/her school.

A transfer, reassignment or special assignment may be requested by an employee and will be given due consideration in accordance with the provisions of this policy.

Adopted: May 11, 1995
Revised: ________