Newport-Mesa USD | BP 4222 Personnel
The Board of Education 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.
The Superintendent or designee shall consider the greatest benefit to students in determining the assignment of paraprofessionals based on such factors as class size, grade levels, student needs, subject matter and teacher workload.
Each paraprofessional shall be provided with a clear description 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 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)
44390-44393 California School Paraprofessional Teacher Training Program
44833 Postsecondary students as nonteaching aides
44835 Duties of nonteaching work study aides
45340-45349 Instructional aides
45350-45354 Teacher assistants
45360-45367 Teacher aides
54480-54486 Special Teacher Employment Programs
CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 5
12065-12070 Teacher aides for Special Teacher Employment Programs
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
200.58-200.59 Qualifications and duties of paraprofessionals
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 NEWPORT-MESA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
adopted: February 26, 2019 Costa Mesa, California