Santa Clara USD | BP 4222 Personnel
The Governing Board recognizes that paraprofessionals support student learning by providing valuable assistance to teachers and other certificated personnel and enabling greater individualized instruction and supervision of students. Such employees may perform instructional and/or administrative tasks in accordance with law, Board policy and administrative regulation.
(cf. 1240 - Volunteer Assistance)
(cf. 4200 - Classified Personnel)
(cf. 6171 - Title I Programs)
The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that paraprofessionals possess the qualifications required by law for their positions.
Paraprofessionals shall be under the immediate supervision and direction of certificated personnel.
In determining the assignment of paraprofessionals, the Superintendent or designee shall consider the greatest benefit to students based on such factors as class size, grade levels, student needs, subject matter and teacher workload.
Each paraprofessional shall be provided with a clear definition of his/her roles and responsibilities.
The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that all paraprofessionals receive ongoing support and regular performance assessments. Teachers shall receive training in how to collaborate effectively with an assistant and are expected to assign duties consistent with written job descriptions for paraprofessionals.
(cf. 4131 - Staff Development)
(cf. 4212 - Appointment and Conditions of Employment)
(cf. 4215 - Evaluation/Supervision)
(cf. 4231 - Staff Development)
The Board encourages qualified paraprofessionals to pursue opportunities that lead to attainment of a teaching credential and enable them to increase their skills and experience in the classroom.
(cf. 4112.2 - Certification)
(cf. 4112.21 - Interns)
44833 Postsecondary students as nonteaching aides
44835 Duties of nonteaching work study aides
CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 5
UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 20
6311 State plans
6314 Schoolwide programs
6315 Targeted assistance schools
6318 Parent involvement
6319 Qualifications for teachers and paraprofessionals
CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS, TITLE 34
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION PUBLICATIONS
Title 1 Paraprofessionals, Non-Regulatory Guidance, March 1, 2004
Roles for Education Paraprofessionals in Effective Schools, 1997
CTC Paraprofessional Teacher Training Program: http://www.ctc.ca.gov/para
U.S. Department of Education: http://www.ed.gov
California School Employees Association: http://www.csea.com
National Resource Center for Paraprofessionals: http://www.nrcpara.org
National Clearinghouse for Paraeducator Resources: http://www.usc.edu/dept/education/CMMR/Clearinghouse.html
Policy SANTA CLARA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
adopted: August 22, 2013 Santa Clara, California