Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation
District 13 Durham

President's Memo

President's Memo

The staffing timeline for 2024-2025 has been released as follows:

Date Activity
Monday, January 15, 2024 Deadline for teacher applications for Self-Funded Leaves
Monday, February 12, 2024 Headship positions live in ATE (5-day postings)
Friday, February 16, 2024 PA DAY
Monday, February 19, 2024 FAMILY DAY
Friday, March 1, 2024 Deadline for teacher applications for Full Year Leaves of Absences
Friday, March 1, 2024 Deadline to withdraw from Self-Funded Leave Plan
Friday, March 8-15, 2024 MARCH BREAK
Friday March 29, 2024 GOOD FRIDAY
Monday April 1, 2024 EASTER MONDAY
Friday, April 5, 2024 Surplus declaration date
Friday, April 8, 2024 PA DAY
Wednesday, April 10, 2024 Round 1 Postings open for four (4) school days
Monday, April 15, 2024 Round 1 Postings close at 4:00pm
Tuesday, April 16, 2024 Round 1 Interviews begin
Tuesday, April 23, 2024 Round 1 Interviews conclude
Friday, April 26, 2024 Round 2 Postings open for four (4) school days
Wednesday, May 1, 2024 Round 2 Postings close at 4:00pm
Thursday, May 2, 2024 Round 2 Interviews begin
Thursday, May 9, 2024 Round 2 Interviews conclude
Tuesday, May 14, 2024 Round 3 Postings open for four (4) school days
Friday, May 17, 2024 Round 3 Postings close at 4:00pm
Monday May 20, 2024 VICTORIA DAY
Tuesday, May 21, 2024 Round 3 Interviews begin
Tuesday, May 28, 2024 Round 3 Interviews conclude
Thursday, May 30, 2024 Surplus teacher assignments confirmed
Friday, May 31, 2024 Round 3.1 Postings open for four (4) school days
Note: Eligible Con-Ed Article 10 and permanent teachers, including part time, may apply
Wednesday, June 5, 2024 Round 3.1 Postings close at 4:00pm
Thursday, June 6, 2024 Round 3.1 Interviews begin
Thursday, June 13, 2024 Round 3.1 Interviews conclude.
Friday, June 28, 2024 Right of recall for surplus teachers

Being declared surplus means that while there isn't a position available at your school for next year, there is a position elsewhere in the board. Surplus teachers have access to the transfer rounds of postings to apply for a new position for next year. Any surplus teacher that does not secure a new position in the transfer rounds will be placed at a school by the end of May.

Surplus is determined based on the order of least seniority. Seniority is measured as continuous time as a permanent teacher in Durham. There are tie-breakers that rely on other previous teaching experience in the event that there are teachers with the same seniority as permanent.

Right of Recall
A surplus teacher that arranges a placement through the transfer rounds or is placed maintains a right of recall to their home school until the end of June. Any position that opens up at the home school is offered to teachers on the recall list in the order of greatest seniority.

Teachers not declared surplus but looking to arrange a placement at another school can apply through the transfer rounds as well.

Transfer of Schools
The transfer rounds 1, 2, and 3 are open to current permanent teachers of the Board with round 3.1 being open as well to eligible Con-Ed Article 10 teachers. An eligible Article L10.00 Adult Day School Teacher is defined as a teacher that has taught two (2) courses over at least one (1) term in the previous twelve (12) months.

Part-time teachers can only apply to 0.5 positions in rounds 1, 2, and 3 to transfer schools. In round 3.1, part-time teachers are able to apply to 0.5 positions to elevate to full time, or apply to 1.0 positions. 

A pdf version of the staffing timeline can be viewed by opening the attachment below.


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