OSSTF District 18
Teachers' Bargaining Unit
CONTRACT AND POLICY
Teacher Exchange Opportunity Program Instructions: (Article L12.17)
The purpose of this program is to allow teachers an opportunity to exchange schools and timetables with another teacher within UGDSB secondary schools, to experience different teaching methods and resources, and/or to work closer to home or in a different community. These exchanges are by the mutual agreement of the teachers and principals involved in the exchange.
Teachers wishing to apply for the Teacher Exchange Opportunity must:
Complete the electronic SECONDARY TEACHER EXCHANGE OPPORTUNITY APPLICATION (Depending on which web browser you are using you may need to be logged into your UGCloud account before clicking on the above link.) no later than the fourth Friday in April. Instructions to access this form are attached to this memo (please see below). Please ensure you carefully review your entry before submitting as it is not possible to re-do/revise the form once submitted. The Human Resources Department will generate a list of names, schools, subject areas and preferences which will be e-mailed to teachers who have submitted their application by the deadline.
You can then begin to contact teachers on the list to see if they would be willing to exchange with you. You must ensure that both you and the teacher you would be willing to exchange with are qualified for the subjects/areas that you would exchange.
By June 14, you will be given a draft timetable at your home school. After this time, you can confirm with the other teacher that you are both in mutual agreement to exchange for the following school year.
By June 21, you must complete the MUTUAL AGREEMENT TO TEACHER EXCHANGE OPPORTUNITY PROGRAM (available on UGShare - Human Resources - Forms), signed by both teachers and both principals. Return the completed, signed form to Mo Mitchell in Human Resources via e-mail. The final decision in the matter of the exchange will reside with the Executive Officer of Human Resources.
Principals may need to change the timetable from what was originally available on June 21. If this occurs, the teachers will have the choice to return to their home school timetable or continue with the exchange.
After the one year exchange, teachers will be returned to their home school for the following year unless both teachers and principals mutually agree that they would like to stay. If they wish to stay, they will indicate this to the UGDSB by March 15. The request will then be considered by the Secondary Staffing Committee.
Consider the following when completing your Teacher Exchange Opportunity form:
When completing the online application form consider entering Additional Comments to clarify any specific requests.
For example: 'Currently teaching math, looking to teach science.'
Or, 'I would consider an exchange for one semester.' Etc.
Please ensure that you verify the information on your application prior to submitting.