Avery County Schools Policy Policy Code: 7440


All assignments of personnel to work sites are the responsibility of the superintendent or his/her designee. The board will be promptly notified of all transfers authorized by the superintendent.

In -school assignments are the responsibility of the principal. The Avery County Board of Education is committed to providing the best possible educational program for students. The Board recognizes the quality of such a program depends on qualified, effective personnel. Therefore any employee-initiated or employer-initiated transfer of personnel shall be made in the best interest of students.

Transfers may be made at any time during the school year when it is in the best interest of students. Seniority in a school or in the system may or may not be a consideration in these transfers.

Voluntary and involuntary transfers will be made in accordance with course requirements, fluctuating enrollments, allotment, efforts to improve student performance, and the general welfare of the school system. The interests and aspirations of employees will be considered in making assignments and transfer decisions; however, such interests must be weighed against what is in the best interest of the students, school or school system. Employees will be informed of transfer decisions in writing as soon as is reasonably feasible.

An employee may appeal a transfer decision to the board. The board generally will uphold transfer decisions made in accordance with this policy that are not arbitrary, capricious, political or discriminatory.

Legal References: G.S. 115C-47, -276, -301

Cross References: Alternative Learning Programs/Schools (policy 3470/4305)

Adopted: 06-01-07 Revised: 06-18-07,09-07-93, 06-04-01; 10/6/08

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