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Open Transfer Period for the 2024-2025 School Year

2024 March 22
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.

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