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Open Transfer Period for the 2024-2025 School Year

2024 March 22
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by HISD Communications

The annual Open Transfer Period for the 2024-2025 school year will run from March 25 to April 26, 2024. Transfer requests must be submitted by the principal and accepted by the employee by April 26. Requests submitted after this deadline will not be considered. Open Transfer guidelines can be accessed here.

GroupTransfer Window
New Education System (NES) SchoolsMarch 25 – April 8
All Schools & Central Office DepartmentApril 8 – April 26


  1. Please visit the Careers page on the HISD website to view 2024-2025 vacancies.
  2. If interested in a specific position, ensure that you meet the following criteria:
  • Hold a valid Texas educator certificate in the requested subject area vacancy
  • Must not be recommended for a non-renewal of contract or entering a 4th year probationary status
  • Must demonstrate a level of effective performance (reviewed at the discretion of the receiving principal)
  • Teachers in the process of being accepted into a PERM Cohort are not eligible to transfer
  1. To be considered for the position, network with principals, providing the following:
  • Your name
  • Your employee ID number
  • Job title of which you are interested
  • Attach a resume or include a summary of your experience
  • Employee can only accept one transfer during the open transfer period
  1. Due to high volume, Principals may only contact candidates of interest.
  2. After you have been offered a position at a school, please do the following:
  • Please check your HISD email address to accept your Open Transfer request. Open Transfer requests will not be processed by Human Resources until the offer is accepted.
  • Visit Employee Open Transfer Portal to review the status of your request.


Before Making an Offer:

  1. Ensure that you have a confirmed anticipated vacancy to support an open transfer for the 2024-2025 school year.
  2. Ensure that an open/funded PC# is available for the transfer, otherwise the transfer will be denied.
  3. Must review available teacher proficiency data and verify that the employee is eligible to transfer.
  4. Must confirm that the teacher holds a valid Texas educator certificate and/or qualifies for a waiver in the subject and grade level area vacancy.

After Making an Offer:

  1. Submit and track open transfer request via the Principal Open Transfer Portal.
  2. Keep your candidate warm and excited about joining your team for the 2024-2025 school year. Communicate consistently.


Upon receiving official email notification or tracking Principal Open Transfer Portal under ‘Exiting Employees’, you may submit a requisition to post the vacancy.


Human Resources will send email notifications of approval/denial throughout the open transfer period to the employee, current and receiving Principals, and respective Talent Coordinators. Transfers are not final until an approval email notification has been sent from Human Resources. All notifications will be completed by Friday, May 3, 2024.

University to Teacher Pipeline Fair for aspiring educators

2024 February 26
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by HISD Communications

HISD’s Grow Your Own (GYO) Team is hosting its first University to Teacher Pipeline Fair on Saturday, March 2, 2024, from 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Hattie Mae White Educational Support Center (4400 W 18th Street, 77092).

The vision for this event is threefold:

  • Equip aspiring teachers with knowledge about the various certification pathways
  • Increase exposure of our current GYO scholarship opportunities to eligible candidates
  • Connect HISD employees who aspire to become certified teachers with the “best fit” university program that meets their needs

More than 200 participants and 12 universities’ college of education programs are expected to participate.

Join the GYO Team in Cultivating Tomorrow’s Teachers Today at the Teacher Pipeline Opportunity Fair by registering here.

Intent to Return Survey (2024-2025 School Year)

2024 February 14
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by HISD Communications

High-quality educators are the strongest drivers of student learning and success. In addition, predicting vacancies accurately— and hiring earlier— gives campuses the best opportunity to provide students excellent teaching and learning year-round.

Human Resources is administering an Intent to Return survey from February 14 – March 1. The survey is required, and available via OneSource Employee Self-Service. Through this survey, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Name your intentions for the 2024-2025 school year.
  • Indicate interest in working at a New Education System (NES) campus next school year. Indicating no interest in NES will remove you from consideration for an NES role.

Educators are required to review the district’s Employee Value Proposition (EVP), outlining not only what is expected of employees, but also the supports employees can expect of Team HISD. Early notice of vacancies based on these results allows campus principals to address staffing needs proactively, allocate resources effectively, and maintain high standards of educator quality for students.

Note that the survey can only be completed once. Upon completion, the link will be removed from your OneSource Employee Self-Service page.

Previous communication to current and future NES educators can be found here, and the Phase 1 Timeline can be found here.

Open Transfer Guidelines for the 2024-2025 school year are forthcoming. Questions about NES can be directed to

HISD launching Aspiring Assistant Principal Academy

2023 October 30
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HISD is launching the Aspiring Assistant Principal Academy, a 12-week intensive program beginning in January that seeks to mold teacher leaders into the next generation of assistant principals.

Application Details:
• Start date: Nov. 1, 2023
• End date: Nov. 30, 2023
• Eligibility: Candidates must have a Master’s Degree in Education and will require a letter of recommendation from their current principal and executive director of feeder.

read more…

Scheduled Payment: $2,500 Teacher Signing Incentive

2023 September 19
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by HISD Communications

For the 2023-2024 school year, HISD offered a $2,500 New Teacher Signing Incentive to all new-to-HISD classroom teachers. To qualify for the incentive, new-to-HISD teachers needed to receive and accept an offer through HISD TRACS by June 30, 2023.

This incentive will be paid in one lump sum on the Sept. 27, 2023, paycheck.

All qualifying teachers have received a direct email, confirming eligibility. Questions regarding the incentive and/or eligibility can be directed to the Teacher Recruitment team at or at 713-556-7373.

This incentive is only being distributed to classroom teachers. Media specialists, librarians, teacher specialists, nurses, counselors, and secondary Special Education chairs do not qualify.

Teachers new to HISD asked to complete brief HR survey

2023 September 12
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by HISD Communications

Hey, New Teachers! … How did you hear about us?

Attention, teachers new to HISD! You should have received an email (sent Monday, Sept. 11) with the subject: Survey: How Did You Hear About Houston ISD?

The email contains a unique-to-you link to a survey asking how you heard about your position, campus, or the district in general.

Teacher recruitment is a year-round effort, and the Human Resources team can learn from your experience! Please make sure to complete the survey, which will remain open until Monday, Sept. 25, at 11:59 p.m.

Thank you for sharing your insights and for helping us maximize our reach in recruiting your future teacher colleagues.

HISD employees eligible for a scholarship at Grand Canyon University

2023 September 7
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by HISD Communications

HISD employees are eligible for a scholarship at Grand Canyon University to earn a bachelor, master, certificate, or doctoral degree online.

HISD is a participant in Grand Canyon University’s “Participants in Learning, Leading and Serving” program (PLLS), which provides members of our school community the opportunity to earn a bachelor, master, or doctoral degree online and receive a scholarship.

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2023 August 11
by HISD Communications

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend everyone over six months of age receive an annual flu shot, especially this year. HISD will offer free flu vaccinations to district employees September 16 through the week of October 20, 2023. In order to supplement the regularly scheduled sessions for each school/facility, a Saturday drive-through clinic is scheduled for September 16th from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the Hattie Mae White west parking lot, 4400 W. 18th Street.  

Employees may utilize the flu shot clinics scheduled for their assigned work locations. Employees who are unable to attend their worksite vaccination sessions are encouraged to attend the Saturday drive-through clinic or one of the Hattie Mae White sessions. The full flu vaccination schedule can be found HERE and on district social media. For questions, please contact the Aetna Clinical Consultant, Chaundra Sneed, at or 832-920-3776. 

40 in 4 – Frequently Asked Questions

2023 July 1
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by HISD Communications


  1. If I am a campus-based employee, will I be required to work on Fridays in the month of July?

    Summer working hours for campus-based employees is dependent on the need of the campus. If your assigned campus adopted the “40 in 4” work schedule, you would continue to follow the schedule identified by your direct supervisor.
  2. If I am a central office employee based on a campus, will I be required to work on Fridays in the month of July?

    Central office employees who are campus-based should follow the summer working schedule adopted by his/her assigned campus.
  3. I was scheduled to take leave between the dates of June 26 – July 27, 2023 and it is no longer in the system. What should I do?

    Due to a system change, leave requested for June 26 – July 27 has been removed. All previously requested and/or approved leave (vacation, local leave, state leave, etc.) during this time period (June 26-July 27) must be re-entered and approved.
  4. My campus adapted the “40 in 4” work schedule but my work schedule was updated to reflect Monday – Friday effective June 26, 2023. Who should I contact to have my schedule updated?

    For schedule updates, please email


  1. Will summer school still be taking place this Friday, June 30th?

    Yes, Summer School campuses will remain open for the full 5 day-week and Summer School staff should be on duty for the last day of Summer School – Friday, June 30, 2023.


  1. If I am an hourly employee, will I be paid on Monday, July 3, 2023?

    No. Hourly employees are not compensated for district designated holidays and non-working days.
  2. If I am an hourly employee, will I be paid on Tuesday, July 4, 2023?

    No. Hourly employees are not compensated for district designated holidays and non-working days.

Superintendent F. Mike Miles’ message to HISD staff

2023 June 20
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by HISD Communications

On June 1, 2023, F. Mike Miles was officially named Superintendent of Houston Independent School District.

“From my perspective, our charge is both clear and ambitious,” he said in a message to HISD staff. “We must make HISD the kind of large urban school district that prepares EVERY student for work, life, and citizenship in the global marketplace of 2035.”

Miles has been an educator for close to 30 years and has dedicated his life to public service — first as a soldier, then as a diplomat. As an instructional leader, Miles has helped teachers and administrators in school districts across the country improve instruction and raise achievement.

“Houston can and will lead the nation,” said Miles. “We have an opportunity to reimagine education and prove that large, diverse districts can do right by all children. Education will once again be a pathway out of poverty. We will prove all students can and will achieve, and our public schools will be the place where equity and justice are the standard, where every child is seen, heard, and given access to the resources they need.”

In his first few days in HISD, Miles unveiled his New Education System model for 29 campuses. The new plan comes with higher salaries, more support for teachers, and an innovative staffing model that puts the focus on classroom instruction and improved student outcomes. Read more about the New Education System here.

“I ask you join me in turning your focus to our next school year,” said Miles. “You will have tools and supports to execute on the goals that are set for you. Everyone working in HISD will be aligned to a shared vision, and individuals will be matched to their best-fit position in the district.”

Superintendent Miles will be hosting several family events over the summer to meet members of the HISD community and share his administration’s vision for HISD’s future. More details can be found here.