Howard County Public School System - Voluntary Teacher Transfer Form for 19-20 school year

Voluntary Teacher Transfer Form for 19-20 school year
Organization: Howard County Public School System
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Howard County Public School System

2019-2020 Voluntary Teacher Transfer & Instructional/Interdisciplinary Team Leader Request Form
Eligibility and Transfer Procedures 2019-2020
A voluntary teacher transfer is defined as a voluntary request by a teacher for a change in assignment to a different school(s).

Eligibility requirements for teachers requesting a voluntary transfer:
  • All teachers may request a voluntary transfer except those who are on an action plan.
Eligibility requirements to be considered for an interdisciplinary team leader position and/or an instructional team leader position:
  • Must be a full-time teacher with a minimum of three (3) years teaching experience and
one (1) year of experience in the Howard County Public School System; must possess appropriate certification and experience.
  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 Teacher Transfer Form is needed to request a transfer to multiple schools. 
  1. Complete the Voluntary Teacher 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 and identify the percentage of time worked at that school in the “If part time, please indicate percentage” box.
  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 Teacher 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 Teacher Transfer Form and submit the form to your principal by utilizing the drop down menu.
  1. After your principal digitally signs the Voluntary Teacher 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 Michelle Bharmal, Position Control, Compensation and Staffing Specialist, at extension 1519.
  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 or accept/deny in writing via e-mail, any transfer offered by the principal. 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 year’s staffing cycle. (Master Agreement, Article VI.A.5) 
  1. If you wish to withdraw any or all transfer requests, you must notify (in writing) Michelle Bharmal in the Office of Human Resources at
  1. If you do not withdraw your transfer request prior to the August 1, 2019 deadline, then after August 1, if selected by the principal, you can be placed into a vacancy based on the schools selected on your voluntary transfer request form. (Master Agreement, Article VI.A.5) 
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. (Master Agreement, Article VI.A.3) 
  • 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 and the respective curriculum coordinators by May 1, 2019.
Deadline for Submission: 
In order to be considered for a transfer or instructional/interdisciplinary team leader position 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: 
Voluntary transfers for teachers for the ensuing year will not be processed after August 1, except for extenuating reasons.

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