ADMINISTRATIVE REGULATION NO. 4114 (a)
Transfers and reassignments of personnel not covered by the provisions of a collective
bargaining employee agreement will be made according to these provisions.
Involuntary Transfers and Reassignments
The superintendent may, with the approval of the Board of Education, transfer an
employee to another position in the same classification when the transfer will, in the
superintendent’s opinion, be in the best interests of the District. Involuntary transfers
may be made for a number of reasons, including, but not limited to: professional growth
of an employee; opportunity to evaluate an employee in a different school, assignment or
grade level; cancellation or reduction of a particular program; closing of a school due to
declining enrollment; reduction of management personnel due to declining enrollment,
loss of school funds or reorganization of the District management structure; illness or
disability of other management personnel and whenever the amendment of state law
requires the modification of curriculum.
A management employee transferred under these rules may request a statement of the
reasons for the transfer, and the request shall be granted.
Involuntary reassignment to a lower management position may become necessary in the
event of decreasing enrollment, cancellation or reduction of a particular program, or lack
of District operating funds. Such reduction of grade must be made with appropriate and
timely prior notice, shall be without prejudice against the employee, and the employee
shall retain all rights of a seniority earned in the former assignment. Employees
reassigned to a lower position for these reasons shall be given top priority for
reinstatement to higher management positions which may open during the two years
following such reassignment, provided such positions are at or below the classification
the employee had prior to reassignment.
A management employee who is reassigned to teaching because of decreasing
enrollment, cancellation or reduction of a particular program, or lack of District operating
ADMINISTRATIVE REGULATION NO. 4114 (b)
funds will have seniority as a teacher as though the years spent in management were
spent in teaching.
(cf. 4113.2/4213.2 – Promotion/Demotion)
NOTE: THE FOLLOWING PROVISION APPLIES TO THOSE EMPLOYEES WHO
WERE INITIALLY HIRED IN ADMINISTRATIVE POSITIONS ON OR AFTER
JULY 1, 1983.
When an employee who was initially hired in an administrative position on or after July
1, 1983, transfers from an administrative position to a teaching assignment, the period of
time served as an administrator will not be included in the computation of seniority as a
teacher, for the purposes of layoff. School site administrators shall accumulate a
maximum of three years seniority while serving in that capacity.
Senior Management of the Classified Service
The Board of Education shall give at least a 45-day notice to employees designated as
senior management, in advance of reassignment.
Senior management employees whose positions are abolished shall become members of
the classified or certificated service in a position to which they would otherwise be
entitled if the employee had not been a member of the senior management of the
classified service. If the employee was a member of either the classified or certificated
service prior to being designated as management, he/she will be entitled to a position
which is the same as, or similar to, the position to which he holds rights outside the senior
management of the classified service.
Legal Reference: Education Code
35031 Term of employment
35035 Additional powers and duties of superintendent
44951 Release and reassignment of management employees
44955 Reduction in number of permanent employees
44896 Reasons for release
44956.5 Transfer from administrative to teaching position