TRANSFER PROCESS APRIL 25, 2022 THROUGH JUNE 24, 2022
From the Monday of April 25th through three business days following the last day of the school year, any bargaining unit member may apply for any position posted in their bargaining unit using the Springfield Public Schools, Recruit & Hire system.
Principals will be required to interview a minimum of three INTERNAL candidates per posting. Principals may interview EXTERNAL candidates concurrent with INTERNAL candidates. The principal shall be able to choose which three candidates they wish to interview from the INTERNAL applicants. If fewer than three INTERNAL applicants have applied for a specific posting the principal shall be required to interview all the INTERNAL applicants. If one of the three INTERNAL applicants fail to attend an interview, the Principal will not be required to choose another INTERNAL applicant to interview. It is agreed that the principal is the hiring authority in their building and interviews may not result in an INTERNAL transfer. All principal recommendations to hire an INTERNAL applicant must be submitted and approved via Recruit and Hire no later than fifteen calendar days after the last day of the school year in order for the transfer to be considered.
Any INTERNAL applicant who was not chosen for transfer will be notified electronically through the Springfield Public Schools, Recruit & Hire system.
If you are interested in transferring, you may like to look at the list below to see which programs are at which schools.
Do you know someone who is interested in becoming a Para-educator in the Springfield Public Schools ?
Holyoke Community College is preparing to start their summer day class sessions for prospective Para Educators. Join a cohort of job readiness trainees and learn about career exploration, financial planning, workplace responsibility, resume preparation and digital literacy skills. The program will run virtually on Zoom.
April 14, 2022
We are happy to announce that the ratification to accept our new contract passed by a vote of 259 to 13.
Local Member of the Month
Colleen Brunton-Lopez has been a Para-educator in the Springfield Public Schools since October 29, 1991. She currently works at Kensington International School where she also serves as the Building Representative.
Mrs. Brunton-Lopez was nominated by fellow Para-educator, Nicole Podworski. Nicole writes, " Mrs. Brunton-Lopez goes above and beyond for the teachers she assists, the students and the school. You can always count on her to get things done. She is always willing to fill in wherever is needed. Having a flexible, caring and loving para like her in our school is truly a blessing."
Shahein Kiaresh, licensed educator at Kensington writes "Collen has been a part of the KIS family for many years! She is deeply involved with many of our families and is a true assist to our school! I have been blessed to have had her as a co-teacher when I was a student here and now the privilege to be a coworker!"
Congratulations Colleen and thank you for Making a Difference :)