The Superintendent may transfer any teacher or other employee, including personnel employed as principals and supervisors, from one position, school or grade to another by giving written notice to the teacher or employee of such intention to transfer.  Such transfer shall not be for political or personal reasons.  No transfers of instructional personnel shall be initiated during the regular school term, except in emergencies or promotional instances where transfers are required to preserve quality instruction.


The principal shall have the authority to transfer employees at the school in which the principal is employed, subject to the approval of the Superintendent.


Transfer decisions shall be based upon performance, effectiveness, and qualifications as applicable to each specific position.  Effectiveness, as determined by the School Board’s personnel evaluation program, shall be the primary reason for considering a transfer.  Conversely, seniority or tenure shall not be used as the primary reason when making any decisions to transfer an employee.




During the months of May and June, available positions shall be posted on the Central Office bulletin board and website.  These positions are available to any certified applicant.  Voluntary transfers shall not be permitted after June 30 except for positions vacated for extenuating circumstances or displacement of current employees due to program changes.  Transfers in these cases shall be granted at the discretion of the Superintendent.  Employees who voluntarily request a transfer to another location or position shall submit such request to the Superintendent or principal in writing.  A written notation of the request to transfer shall also be sent to the employee’s principal or immediate supervisor.


A teacher transferred to a school or position must be certified and qualified for the position to which transferred.  Should a person request reassignment to a lesser position, such personnel, upon reassignment, shall be placed in the salary schedule at the level of the new position.


A teacher or other school employee who has been a victim of physical abuse by any student(s) shall be given the opportunity to transfer to another position for which he/she is certified or otherwise qualified and in which he/she shall not have contact with the student(s), provided there is a position available.


Revised:  October, 2003

Revised:  September 8, 2008

Revised:  November 5, 2018



Ref:    La. Rev. Stat. Ann. §§17:7, 17:81, 17:441, 17:442, 17:443, 17:444

Board minutes, 6-6-94, 7-7-97, 4-5-99, 7-7-03, 9-8-08, 11-5-18


Acadia Parish School Board