• Open Transfer Period for Teachers, Instructional Coaches, Counselors, and Media Specialists

    The Open Transfer process allows current Dallas ISD Teachers, Instructional Coaches, Counselors and Media Specialists, who meet the guidelines outlined below, to accept a position at another campus for the following school year. During the Open Transfer period, current principal approval is not required.


    Human Capital Management will accept principal recommendations via TMS when the HPC open transfer period begins on March 6, 2023. Other campuses may begin submitting recommendations via TMS effective March 22, 2023. Eligible employees must apply online using their EAD login at www.dallasisd.org/careers using the internal openings link. Employees must apply to be eligible to participate. The deadline for principals to submit a recommendation for the open transfer period is 11:59 P.M. on April 26, 2023.


    • To be eligible for an open transfer, employees must meet the following criteria: 

      • Hold a valid Texas Teacher Certificate or hold a valid District of Innovation Certification Waiver in the requested subject-area vacancy and meet TEA/SBEC Certification Standards for the position 

      • Must not be entering their fourth year of an Alternative Certification Program 

      • Must not be identified for non-renewal at the end of the current school year due to performance and/or misconduct 

      • For Instructional Coaches only: must receive approval from recommending campus Executive Director 


    Human Capital Management will email notifications of approval/denial throughout the open transfer period. These notifications will be sent to the employee and the current and receiving principal. Transfers are only final once an approval email notification has been sent from Human Capital Management. All notifications will be completed by May 5, 2023. After the applicable open transfer windows close, all transfers will need to follow the administrative transfer guidelines. 

    If you have any questions about the Open Transfer process please contact HCM at (972) 925-4200 or staffing@dallasisd.org and a team member will assist you.