Transfer Process

Faculty and Staff Lateral Transfer Process

  • Employees may request a lateral transfer to another school provided that he or she meets the following criteria:
  • a. The employee has a clear renewable certificate

    b. The employee must be highly qualified for the position to which they are seeking a transfer

    c. The employee has satisfactory evaluations for the last three years employed at the current school/location.

  • Employees must submit a transfer request form during the designated transfer period. Transfer forms will be sent to all employees via email.
  • A list of eligible transfers will be made available to all administrators.
  • Prior to any interviews being conducted, the hiring principal must contact the principal of the employee requesting a transfer to express his/her intention to interview the employee.
  • Principals will only conduct interviews with teachers on the transfer list who are seeking transfers to vacant positions for which the teachers are fully certified and highly qualified.
  • If an employee from the transfer list is selected to fill a vacancy, the principal accepting the transfer must contact the employee's current principal.
  • A completed recommendation form, acknowledging the transfer, must be submitted by the hiring principal to the Human Resources Department for BOE approval.
  • After receiving the recommendation, the Human Resources Department will verify the teacher's eligibility, include the recommendation on a BOE personnel report, and send the employee a letter acknowledging BOE approval of the transfer.
  • Transfers will not be approved by the NCSS Human Resources department if this process is not adhered to, in its entirety.
  • Note:

    The transfer process is utilized for lateral moves. The transfer process does not pertain to promotions within the district. A promotion is defined as any change in position that requires additional certification, an additional endorsement, and/or will result in a pay increase. When a change in assignment meets either of these criteria, the employee does not have to be eligible for a transfer to apply for the vacant position.

    An employee may also transfer, without adhering to the transfer process, at the beginning of a school year during which he/she is offered and accepts a head coaching position. This is contingent upon there being a vacant position for which he/she is fully certified at the school where head coaching responsibilities are being assumed.

    In general, no more than ten percent (10%) of an existing school's staff will be granted voluntary transfers during a given school year. Exceptions to this procedure may be made by the Superintendent with the approval of the Board of Education.


    Involuntary Transfers:

    If an employee is involuntarily transferred from the school at which they were originally hired, due to system needs after the beginning of a school year, the employee has a onetime option to return to their original school during the transfer period for the upcoming school year. An employee must have a satisfactory evaluation during the year of the involuntary transfer to be eligible for this onetime option to return to their original school.

    *The transfer process for non-certificated staff mirrors this process, minus the certification requirements.

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