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The Open Market system will be open as of Thursday, April 11, 2024 at 9 a.m. and will close on Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2024 at 5 p.m. 

If you want a new opportunity, wish to be closer to home or have been placed in excess, the Open Market Transfer Plan gives you the chance to apply for a position at another school.

The transfer period usually begins each year in mid-April and ends in early August. During this period, principals must announce all their vacant positions and revise listings throughout the spring and the summer as openings occur. These vacancies are posted on the DOE website; the page is revised as positions are filled and new vacancies arise.

All qualified teachers, including those who have been placed in excess, can apply for specific positions at job fairs or send applications to the schools they are interested in. You can send applications and résumés to schools that have not advertised vacancies so that, in the event a vacancy arises, principals will be aware of your interest.

School-based committees made up of supervisors and teachers may interview candidates and make recommendations to the principal. However, the final decision is the principal’s.

Transfers can occur after the final deadline, but only if you are released by your current principal.

Hardship transfers are available for travel and for health reasons. All hardship transfers are discretionary, and the DOE makes the final determination. You should obtain as much documentation as possible to support your need for hardship transfer. See your chapter leader for the specific requirements regarding each of these transfers.

For more information, see Transfer Opportunities »

View the Q&A on the Open Market Transfer Plan »

Read Contract Article 18 on transfers and staffing »