Code No.: 411.1R1
PARAPROFESSIONAL SALARY ADVANCEMENT
Upon hire, paraprofessionals within the school district should possess or be working on earning a Paraprofessional Generalist certification.
When an associate has become a certified Paraprofessional Generalist, the paraprofessional’s pay will increase by $0.25/hr.
When a paraprofessional has received their Generalist Certification, they can elect to go on and obtain a Specialist Certification in one or more of the areas in which training is offered. Upon receiving a Specialist Certification, the paraprofessional’s pay will increase by an additional $0.50/hr. A paraprofessional may obtain as many Specialist Certifications as they are interested in obtaining. However, their pay will only be increased for the first certification, unless their job specifications change and other certification is necessary.
To qualify for salary advancement, a paraprofessional, on or before April 1st shall file with the Superintendent a notice of intent to qualify for salary advancement for the next contract year.
To advance on the salary schedule by obtaining one of the above certifications, a paraprofessional shall file certificate with the Superintendent that documents that the required credits have been earned and the certification has been granted. The certificate shall be filed no later than thirty (30) days after the beginning of the contract year.
The employee shall maintain certification to continue to receive pay differential. Certificate of recertification shall be filed no later than thirty (30) days after the beginning of the contract year.