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Madison Metropolitan School District

Employee Handbook 2021-2022


13.5 Assignment, Reassignment and Involuntary Transfer

Filling Positions: Vacancies shall first be filled by employees in surplus. The District has the right to determine and select the most qualified applicant for any position. The term applicant refers to both internal and external candidates for the position.

The District retains the right to determine the job qualifications needed for any vacant position. Minimum qualifications shall be established by the District and equally applied to all persons .Administrative transfers (involuntary transfers) shall not be for arbitrary or capricious reasons. Teachers may not be unilaterally transferred to the Evening At-Risk Alternative Programs.

Bilingual Resource Specialists may seek transfers by making application for such transfer to the Department of Human Resources, in writing, before the date when transfer requests are due.

Job Posting: Whenever a vacancy occurs, either as a result of termination, transfer (voluntary or involuntary) or the creation of a new position, and the District intends to fill such position, notice of such vacancy shall be posted for three (3) working days prior to the date requests for transfer are due. During the summer (first Friday after closing of school through two (2) weeks prior to the beginning of school), the job posting period will begin on Fridays However, vacant positions which the employer intends to fill by an involuntary transfer need not be posted.

Vacancies occurring after the last Friday in June through the first four (4) weeks of school will not be posted.

Job posting notices shall include the work location, the minimum qualifications required of applicants, the procedure used to fill the position and other information which the employer deems necessary.

Applications shall be available to each employee. Such application forms shall suggest that the applicant provide all information relative to his/her experience and training, related to the job applied for.