Transfers and Movement

Transfers and Movement

After a great deal of discussion with the Board, I am pleased to announce that we have reached a temporary agreement with the Board on a plan for transfers this year.

The Board has agreed to pause their current approach on the 8-10 year transfer procedure that was implemented during the last 2 years.

To continue to promote movement, we will reinstitute the PGT (Professional Growth Transfer) that existed previously.  OECTA will now take a more active role to facilitate movement that is positive and requested by Teachers.

Teachers encouraged to look at their current teaching situation and decide whether or not a transfer is something that would be beneficial.  This would be a teacher initiated transfer.  Our current collective agreement also allows for MUTUAL TRANSFERS as outlined in article 18.

OECTA does support the concept of movement that is Teacher initiated and Teacher directed.  All Teachers, including Classroom Teachers, Itinerant Teachers and Resource Teachers are invited to put their names forward in this process.

Teachers will also receive an individual email from the Board stating the number of years taught at your current school.  If there are any discrepancies with this number, please contact both the Board and myself.

At the end of the school year, the Board and OECTA will sit down to evaluate the effectiveness of the PGT and mutual transfers as a way to promote teacher initated movement.

PLEASE BE CLEAR, IF ENOUGH MOVEMENT DOES NOT OCCUR, THE BOARD HAS STATED THAT THEY WILL REINSTATE THEIR CURRENT 8-10 YEAR TRANSFER POLICY NEXT YEAR.

If you are thinking about a change and a transfer and want to direct where you are going, I highly recommend that you contact me directly.  Having a say in where and when you want to move can be a positive experience.  I can help to facilitate a move that works for you.

Thank you

Wayne Bechard

President

OECTA – St. Clair Elementary

wayne.bechard@gmail.com

519-350-2880

Transfer Information – contract and other information regarding transfer process

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