The district recognizes that assigning qualified staff members to positions throughout the district is
essential to providing an excellent educational program for all students. Every effort will be made
to assign district staff to areas of the greatest need for the benefit of the students. The district will
accept requests for transfer from employees, but will only honor those requests when it is in the best
interest of the district and the educational program to do so.
Assignment – Placement in a particular position or building by the district.
Transfer – Reassignment by the district at the request of the employee.
The Board directs the superintendent to assess the professional staffing needs of the district annually
and to assign professional staff as necessary to meet those needs. Although the superintendent will
take the employee’s expressed preference into consideration, the ultimate decision must be based
on the district’s needs. The superintendent may reassign staff members to different positions or
buildings at any time, including after a contract has been signed or in the middle of the school year.
Professional staff may request a transfer to a different position or building by submitting the
appropriate form to the superintendent or designee. Transfer requests for the following school year
must be submitted on or before March 1.
Transfers in the middle of the year are discouraged and will be considered only in extraordinary
circumstances. Professional staff requesting a transfer in the middle of the year must submit the
appropriate form and discuss the request with both the employee’s immediate supervisor and the
superintendent or designee. Although the superintendent will take the employee’s expressed
preference into consideration, the ultimate decision must be based on the district’s needs.
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Note: The reader is encouraged to check the index located at the beginning of this section
and to review administrative procedures and/or forms for related information.
Kansas City 33 School District, Kansas City, Missouri
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