HISD Teacher Contracts Due April 15th

Your employment contract for the 2023-2024 school year is ready for you to review and accept in
OneSource. Contracts must be accepted or rejected by midnight on Saturday, April 15, 2023.
Before accepting your contract, note the following:

  • By accepting your contract, you are agreeing to be employed by the Houston Independent
    School District (HISD) for the 2023-2024 school year.
  • The deadline for teachers to resign for the 2023-2024 school year without penalty
    (reporting to TEA) is July 14, 2023, which is the forty-fifth day before the first day of
  • If you intend to resign prior to the beginning of the school year, you must complete the
    resignation form found in OneSource no later than July 14, 2023. If you are hand delivering
    a resignation form to Human Resources, we must receive it by Friday, July 14th. The
    Police Officer at the front desk of the Hattie Mae White building will accept the
    resignation form since district offices are closed on Fridays.
  • If you are not returning to HISD for the 2023-2024 school year, you will need to “Reject” your
    contract in OneSource. You must also submit a voluntary separation form found in your
    Employee Self Service tab in OneSource, no later than July 14, 2023.
  • Resignations received after July 14, 2023, including resignations occurring during the 2023-
    2024 school year, will be reported to the Texas Education Agency and could result in the
    revocation of your certification and possible sanctions. This does not affect persons retiring
    prior to the end of the 2022-2023 school year.

HFT Professional Development Survey

We value your feedback!

The HFT strives to help all members acquire the skills necessary to be successful educators. This survey is designed to collect feedback on the topic areas of interest to you. The information you provide will improve our program and help us create relevant professional development sessions to meet your needs.

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Do you need any assistance from HFT Staff Representatives?

We know this has been a challenging school year and you may need to reach out for assistance from your HFT Staff Representative. To receive assistance quickly, please make sure to call the HFT office at 713-623-8891 so your call can be logged and sent immediately to your assigned staff rep or the appropriate staff person.

Our HFT Grievance Director Sonia Gonzalez monitors all incoming case files and staff receives instant notification when your service call is logged.

AFT trauma counseling member benefit

Being an educator or a school healthcare employee can be mentally draining, especially in the midst of a global pandemic. Educators and healthcare professionals want to offer compassion and empathy to students, primarily to those who have experienced trauma. However, this often causes emotional fatigue as empathizers take on the trauma of their victims. Secondary trauma may take a toll in a variety of ways, making it difficult to function both professionally and personally. AFT offers FREE Trauma Counseling for all active and on-leave members of the union. For more information, log in to your member benefit portal.