Article 211 is coming

Columbus City Schools is gearing up for its staffing and transfer process known as Article 211. Article 211 in the CEA Master Agreement details how transfers within our district will take place. It spells out how staff reductions are handled. Take the time to read over this very important article.

Here are a few important upcoming dates:

·         Jan. 19-Job Share packets due to HR
·         Jan. 22-Requests for Voluntary Staff Reduction based on “Philosophical Differences” due to Victoria Frye in HR (270 East Street) by the close of business. (Only signed hard copy letters will be accepted. No emails or faxes.) Remember, this is only a request and must be approved by HR. No voluntary staff reductions will be considered after this date.

·         Feb. 2 and 3-Article 211 Training for Senior Faculty Reps and Administrators (FRs: In order to be a part of the Interview Panel you must receive this training).

The entire Article 211 Calendar is now posted on the CCS Intranet and the CEA website. CEA also emailed the calendar to our members. If CEA does not have your current email address, you can email us at and ask to be added to our list.

An addition to this year’s process is the Priority Schools and Department Round. This Round will occur prior to Round 1 and will only list vacancies in priority schools and departments. There will still be two full rounds with all vacancies listed after the Priority Schools and Department Round.

Also, if you are a new hire and you interviewed at the building and were selected by the administrator, you will not be staff reduced. If you want to be considered for staff reduction, you must make that request known to Human Resources by Jan. 22.

CEA will keep you posted of any changes or additions to the Article 211 process. If you have any questions, call (614) 253-4731.

To download the Article 211 Calendar, click HERE.