The Richland Parish School Board may transfer any teacher or employee, including personnel employed as principals and supervisors, when determined to be in the best interest of the district, from one position, school or grade to another by giving written notice to the employee of such intention to transfer.  Such transfer shall be without loss of status or violation of contract.  The transfer of any employee shall be made in accordance with applicable state law.  No transfers of instructional personnel, however, shall be initiated during the regular school term, except in emergency or promotional instances where transfers are required to preserve quality instruction.


Persons employed by the Board who voluntarily request a transfer to another school or position shall submit such a request to the Superintendent in writing.  Teachers transferred to a school or position must be certified for the position to which they are transferred, with limited exception.  Careful consideration shall be given all requests for transfer.  The Board shall have the authority to make appropriate salary adjustment in accordance with the transfer and statutory provisions.


The Superintendent shall make a recommendation to transfer persons when it is determined to be in the best interest of the system.


In addition, 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:  January 11, 2011



Ref:     La. Rev. Stat. Ann. ยงยง17:7, 17:81, 17:443

Board minutes, 1-11-11


Richland Parish School Board