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District School Board of Niagara
Policy Teaching Staff

I-03 Interprovincial/International Teacher Exchange

Date May 2022
Review May 2027

It is the policy of the District School Board of Niagara (DSBN) to permit opportunities for professional growth of its teaching staff through a Teacher Exchange policy administered in accordance with DSBN Procedures.

The opportunity is considered for teachers with a proven record of excellence. Applicants shall be required to fulfill expectations in the areas of qualifications, experience and a record of commitment to the DSBN, as outlined in the DSBN Procedures. The period of exchange will last for a school year with start and end dates coinciding with the natural breaks in our school year calendar such as, start/end of semesters, holiday periods or as determined by the DSBN.

The DSBN shall pay all salary and benefits to a successful applicant in accordance with the appropriate Collective Agreement and subject to the provisions of the benefit carrier.

The successful applicant shall agree to continue active teaching employment with the DSBN for a full year after the exchange, thus providing the opportunity to share professional growth gained during the exchange. The DSBN shall guarantee the successful applicant’s employment with seniority rights, subject to redundancy, as outlined in the appropriate Collective Agreement, upon their return to the DSBN.