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Intent to Return survey asks educators about their plans for next school year

2023 January 27
by HISD Communications

As an HISD educator, you are powerful; you do work that impacts hundreds of thousands of students—and in many cases, changes life trajectories; you unlock the promise and potential of Houston’s children; and, your expertise in the classroom is the strongest driver of student learning and success.

Predicting vacancies early and accurately allows schools to hire high-quality educators. To achieve this goal of earlier hiring, the Office of Talent is administering an Intent to Return survey from Feb. 15 – March 10. Here, district educators will have the ability to name their intentions for the 2023-2024 school year via OneSource Self-Service, selecting one of the following options:

  • Option #1: I intend to continue in my current position at my current school.
  • Option #2: I intend to apply for a voluntary transfer to another school within HISD during open transfer.
  • Option #3: I intend to apply for a school leadership position (e.g., Assistant Principal, Dean, counselor, etc.).
  • Option #4: I intend to apply for a central office position with HISD.
  • Option #5: I intend to retire at the end of this school year (June 2023).
  • Option #6: I intend to resign at the end of this school year (June 2023).
  • Option #7: I have not decided, but am thinking about resigning at the end of this school year (June 2023).

The results of this survey are non-binding and serve only to inform staffing, recruitment, and selection for the 2023-2024 school year.

Educators who select Option #5, Option #6, or Option #7 will qualify for the Early Notification Program (ENP), receiving a $1,000 incentive for notifying the district of plans to not return in advance. Selecting these options does not obligate employees to separate from the district. However, separation will be required later to qualify for the incentive.

Teachers who are part of Commit HISD—the district’s three-year invitation to stay through 2025—received a first installment of $500 in June 2022. Repayment is required if that three-year commitment is not met. Teachers who opt in to the Early Notification Program will see their incentive reduced from $1,000 to $500.

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