Here are the specific contract paragraphs regarding surplus situations;
9.4.3 If satisfactory staffing at the school(s), grade level(s), or subject area(s) involved is not accomplished by employee initiated transfers, as determined by the District, the appropriate administrators shall make his/her decision(s) regarding the transfer of additional personnel. The administrator, in making his/her selection of personnel to be transferred shall utilize the following criteria listed below:
- Credential(s) held
- Grade Level Experience(s)
- Extra duty assignments at the site
- Site specific professional development
The teacher selected for transfer shall be the least senior from the group of teachers identified after applying the criteria referenced above. In case of a tie, the unit member with the least seniority in the district shall be transferred. If a tie in district seniority exists, the member with the least seniority at the site shall be transferred.
9.4.4 Prior to a District initiated transfer being required of a unit member, a conference between the unit member and the immediate supervisor shall be held. The reasons for the transfer shall be, if requested by the unit member, in writing.
9.4.5 If a surplus condition still exists after the above procedures have been implemented, the Superintendent's designee will direct the immediate supervisor of the school(s), grade level(s), or subject area(s) affected to recommend and effectuate further transfers.
9.4.6 Unit members who have been transferred due to a District initiated transfer due to a surplus situation shall not be transferred in any two consecutive years.
188.8.131.52 If a unit member at a site is transferred, they have an option to voluntarily return to the surplus site, whether or not it was voluntary or involuntary. The unit member shall have this right until 10 days prior to the start of the teacher work year. If the unit member opts to return to the original site, then 9.4.6 does not apply to them.
9.4.7 In the case of a transfer due to a surplus situation outside of the school year, the unit member will have the option of two days of released time or the equivalent in substitute pay compensation for preparation in the new assignment.