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Subject to the approval of the Board of Trustees, the Superintendent or designee may transfer a teacher from one district school to another when he/she determines the transfer is in the best interest of the district. (Education Code 35035)

(cf. 4030 - Nondiscrimination in Employment)

(cf. 4113 - Assignment)

Such transfers shall be determined in accordance with the district's collective bargaining agreement with certificated employees.

(cf. 4141/4241- Collective Bargaining Agreement)

Voluntary Transfers

The Superintendent or designee may establish processes and deadlines for the submission of transfer requests to facilitate staff assignments with minimal disruption to the educational program.

Upon receipt of a written transfer request by a teacher, the Superintendent or designee may consider the input of the principals at the current school and the requested school, alignment of the teacher's qualifications with needs of the school(s), and opportunities for the professional growth of the teacher.

(cf. 4112.2 - Certification)

(cf. 4112.22 - Staff Teaching English Learners)

(cf. 4112.23 - Special Education Staff)

(cf. 0500 - Accountability)

After April 15 prior to the school year that a transfer would become effective, no teacher who requests to be transferred to another school shall have priority over other qualified teachers who have applied for positions requiring certification qualifications at that school. (Education Code 35036)

Involuntary Transfers

Involuntary transfers may become necessary when programs are reduced or cancelled, when schools are closed, or when otherwise required in order to accommodate the school's staffing needs.

(cf. 4117.3 - Personnel Reduction)

If a teacher objects to a transfer, he/she may request a meeting with the Superintendent or designee and the principal. If dissatisfied with the results of this meeting, the teacher may appeal to the Board. The Board's decision shall be final.

Legal Reference:


35035 Additional powers and duties of superintendent, transfer authority

35036 Voluntary transfers

35186 Complaint process, teacher vacancy or misassignment

37616 Assignment of teachers to year-round schools


3543.2 Scope of representation


adopted: July 1992 Santa Barbara, California

revised: November 5, 2018