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Attestation Regarding Title I Paraprofessionals

The following certification must be annually completed and signed by each principal in a school that operates a Title I program pursuant to 20 USC 6314 (schoolwide programs) and 20 USC 6315 (targeted assistance schools).

School:___________________ Principal:___________________

1. I certify that every paraprofessional hired after January 8, 2002, and working in a program supported by Title I funds, unless he/she is exempted by law, has received a high school diploma or its equivalent and has met at least one of the following criteria pursuant to 20 USC 6319:

a. Completed at least two years of study at an institution of higher education

b. Obtained an associate's or higher degree

c. Met a rigorous standard of quality and demonstrated, through a formal state or local academic assessment, knowledge of and the ability to assist in instructing either reading, writing and mathematics or reading readiness, writing readiness and mathematics readiness.

2. All paraprofessionals working in a Title I program are performing duties consistent with 20 USC 6319.


Signature of Principal


Version: September 15, 2003 Lawndale, California