7000 - Personnel

7440 Assignments/Reassignments/Transfers

All assignments and transfers to schools are the responsibility of the superintendent. In-school transfers are the responsibility of the principal. The board must be promptly notified of all transfers authorized by the superintendent.

The superintendent may assign school personnel in any manner that he or she deems appropriate, consistent with legal requirements. In assigning professional staff to an alternative school, the superintendent shall consider the experience and evaluation ratings of professional staff, as provided in policy 3470/4305, Alternative Learning Programs/Schools.

Voluntary and involuntary transfers will be made in accordance with course requirements, fluctuating enrollments, allotment, efforts to improve student performance and the general welfare of the school system. The interests and aspirations of employees will be considered in making assignments and transfer decisions; however, such interests must be weighed against what is in the best interest of the students, school or school system. Employees will be informed of transfer decisions as soon as is reasonably feasible.

The superintendent shall establish any necessary procedures for employee-initiated transfer requests.

An employee may appeal a transfer decision to the board. The board generally will uphold transfer decisions made in accordance with this policy that are not arbitrary, capricious, political or discriminatory.

Legal References:
G.S. 115C-47, -276, -301
Cross References:
Alternative Learning Programs/Schools (policy 3470/4305)
Adopted:
Monday, 20 April 2009
Last Updated: