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The Open Transfer window for next school year now open

The Open Transfer process allows current district teachers, instructional coaches, counselors and media specialists who meet the guidelines outlined below to accept a new position at another campus for next school year without the approval of the employee's current principal. Outside this window, a transfer must be approved by both receiving and sending principals and executive directors.

TIMELINE:  The Open Transfer period for the 2017-2018 school year is March 6 through March 28, 2017 to help principals build a pool of applicants. The transfer application is now available at HCM will begin accepting principal recommendations when the period officially opens March 6. The deadline for educator transfer applications is 5 p.m., March 28, 2017. Employees who are interested in and qualify for a transfer must apply on the open transfer application.

ELIGIBILITY:  To be eligible for an open transfer, educators must meet the following criteria:

  • Hold a valid Texas Teacher Certificate in the requested subject-area vacancy.
  • Meet TEA/SBEC certification standards for the position.
  • Must not be on a growth plan or have an unsatisfactory rating on previous TEI evaluation.
  • Must not be entering their fourth year of an Alternative Certification Program.
  • Must not be identified for non-renewal at the end of the current school year due to performance.
  • Must receive approval from executive director Instructional Coaches only.
  • Must receive approval from Counseling Services - Counselors only.

NOTIFICATIONS:  Throughout the open transfer period, Human Capital Management will send email notifications of approval or denial to the impacted employee, current and receiving principals, and respective Talent Partners. 

Transfers are final when the employee receives an approval notification from HCM. All notifications will be complete by April 27, 2017.
For assistance from an HCM team member, or for more information about the Open Transfer process, contact HCM at