Atascadero USD | BP 4222 Personnel
The Board of Trustees favors the use of paraprofessionals and considers them to be members of a professional team dedicated to the best interests of students. By relieving teachers of duties that do not require professional training, noncertificated persons allow teachers to dedicate their skills, knowledge and efforts primarily to teaching. Paraprofessionals also can help teachers to provide individualized student instruction and an enriched educational program.
The District may employ teacher aides in those classes where they will provide the greatest benefit to students, taking into consideration such factors as large class size, student age group and teacher workload.
The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that all teacher aides have appropriate training and supervision.
(cf. 4212 - Appointment and Conditions of Employment)
(cf. 5142 - Safety)
Teacher aides are expected to be courteous, discrete, cooperative and dependable, to employ high ethical standards as they work with students, and to respect school rules, District policies and administrative regulations.
(cf. 1240 - Volunteer Assistance)
The Board recognizes the need for qualified teaching staff and encourages paraprofessionals to seek opportunities leading to a teaching credential. The District shall support these efforts to the extent possible, particularly as they relate to obtaining bilingual or special education credentials.
(cf. 4112.21 - District Interns)
45344 Duties and qualifications
45344.5 Required passing of basic skills proficiency examination by instructional aides
45347 Instructional aides as classified employees
45361.5 Required passing of basic skills proficiency examination by teacher aides
69619.1 Establishment of program
CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 5
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION PUBLICATIONS
Title I Paraprofessionals, Non-Regulatory Guidance, March 1, 2004
Policy ATASCADERO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
Adopted: May 2, 2000 Atascadero, California