Howard County Public School System - 2021-2022 Voluntary Transfer Form for Teachers

2021-2022 Voluntary Transfer Form for Teachers
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Howard County Public School System


2021-2022 Voluntary Transfer Form for Teachers 

Eligibility and Transfer Procedures


A voluntary transfer is defined as a voluntary request by a teacher for a change in assignment to a different school(s). Staff on an action plan are not eligible for a voluntary transfer.

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 must possess appropriate certification.


  1. Only one Voluntary Teacher Transfer Form is needed to request a transfer to multiple schools. 

  2. Set aside enough time to complete the form in one sitting as partially completed forms cannot be saved in the system.

  3. Complete the Voluntary Teacher Transfer Form if requesting an increase or decrease in assignment in a school OTHER than your current assignment. Your request does not constitute a change in your current assignment as all assignment changes are based on the needs of the school system.

  4. If you are currently in a split position and have more than one location, please list all schools.

  5. Digitally sign the form and submit the form to your principal by utilizing the drop down menu.

  6. After your principal digitally signs the Voluntary Teacher Transfer Form, you will receive email confirmation from Applicant Tracking of your transfer request along with a link to the form that you can print for your records.

  7. If an applicant for transfer has accepted a voluntary transfer prior to August 1, 2021, he/she may not rescind the transfer request. Transfer requests may only be rescinded prior to accepting a voluntary transfer.

  8. You have until August 1, 2021 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.

  9. If you wish to withdraw any or all transfer requests, you must notify (in writing) Michelle Bharmal in the Office of Human Resources at by August 1, 2021.

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, 2021. Requests received after April 1, 2021 will not be processed.


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