Howard County Public School System - Voluntary Paraeducator and Assistant Transfer Form 19-20 school year


Voluntary Paraeducator and Assistant Transfer Form 19-20 school year
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Howard County Public School System

Voluntary Transfer Request Process for Paraeducators, Health Assistants, Security Assistants, and Student Assistants
 
Eligibility and Transfer Procedures 2019-2020


A voluntary transfer is defined as a voluntary request to transfer to another building or department for the following school year.


Eligibility requirements for paraeducators, health assistants, security assistants, and student assistants requesting a voluntary transfer:
 
  • All paraeducators, health assistants, security assistants, and student assistants may request a voluntary transfer except those who are on an action plan.
 
 
Instructions
  1. Do not forward the link or attempt to complete a form that has been forwarded by another user. A link that has been forwarded may result in an inaccurate submission.
 
  1. Set aside enough time to complete the form in one sitting as partially completed forms cannot be saved in the system.
 
  1. CHECK ALL SCHOOLS TO WHICH YOU ARE INTERESTED IN REQUESTING A TRANSFER. Only one Voluntary Paraeducator and Assistant Transfer Form is needed to request a transfer to multiple schools. 
 
  1. Complete the Voluntary Paraeducator and Assistant Transfer Form if requesting an increase or decrease in assignment in a school OTHER than your current assignment. Indicate your request in the section "Please complete the information below for desired position". Your request does not constitute a change in your current assignment as all assignment changes are based on the needs of the school system.
 
  1. If you are currently in a split position and have more than one location, select your home school from the drop down menu as your present position/school.
 
  1. Include a telephone number and email where you can be reached during late June and July as transfers may take place throughout the summer.
 
  1. Print a copy of the Voluntary Paraeducator and Assistant Transfer Form before you hit "submit". You will not be able to access the form after it has been submitted to your principal.
 
  1. Digitally sign the Voluntary Paraeducator and Assistant Transfer Form and submit the form to your principal by utilizing the drop down menu.
 
  1. After your principal digitally signs the Voluntary Paraeducator and Assistant Transfer Form, it will then be directed to the Office of Human Resources. Within two weeks of your submission date, you should receive email confirmation from Applicant Tracking of your transfer request. If you do not receive confirmation, check your JUNK mailbox and contact Natasha Mahasa, Recruitment Specialist, at extension 7342.
 
  1. If you choose to add more selections after your first form has been submitted, you must complete an additional form(s). 
 
  1. You have until August 1, 2019 to withdraw any or all transfer requests. The acceptance/denial must be made within 24 hours of the written email transfer offer from the principal. If you decline the transfer offer, or fail to respond within 24 hours after the offer, your name will be removed from that school’s transfer list for that school year. (Master Agreement, Article V.1.C) 
 
  1. If you wish to withdraw any or all transfer requests, you must notify (in writing) Natasha Mahasa in the Office of Human Resources at natasha_mahasa@hcpss.org.
 
 
Additional Information
  • An applicant for transfer shall assume that he/she will continue in his/her present position until such time as he/she is notified, in writing, that his/her transfer has been granted; said notification shall be from the Superintendent or his/her designee.
 
  • If an applicant for transfer has accepted a voluntary transfer prior to August 1, 2019, he/she may not rescind the transfer request. Transfer requests may only be rescinded prior to accepting a voluntary transfer.
 
  • Transfer requests/information will be distributed to the individual school(s) you have selected by May 1, 2019.
 
Deadline for Submission: 
In order to be considered for a transfer for the upcoming school year, forms must be received by the Office of Human Resources by April 1, 2019. Requests received after April 1, 2019, will not be processed.
 
Vacancies after August 1, 2019: 
  • Recommendations for voluntary transfers for paraeducators, health assistants, security assistants, and student assistants for the ensuing year will not be accepted and/or processed after August 1, 2019. With the approval of the releasing principal, this date can be waived until August 15, 2019 if the request does not cause a hardship on the educational program. (Master Agreement, Article V.1.C) 
 
  • A paraeducator, health assistant, security assistant, or student assistant may voluntarily  transfer after October 1 during the school year provided the sending and receiving principals agree with the transfer and there is no disruption of the educational program as determined by the respective school principal. Paraeducators will not be released until a replacement is found for the transferring assistant. (Master Agreement, Article V.1.D) 


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