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We have a main door staff props open every am for kids who come on bus or walk. One person stands around the corner another usually helps but lately is not there. I’ve brought it up numerous time. AP … more


How do we feel about sped aides constantly being on their phones when with students? It’s pervasive in our building and is driving me crazy. Yes there are down times but this is beyond that. Am I expe… more


We paras are in a cross-category self-contained autism/BD/LD/ED grades 2-4. We are hit, scratched, kicked. We are 6 adults and 10 kids. We work 8:30-3:30. Half hour lunch and no breaks. Is this typica… more

what kind of professional development does your district provide you?

I’m in a self-contained classroom. 10 kids and 8 adults. Small room. Yesterday one of our aides told me she tested positive. But no one has told us. The protocol is an email goes out saying someone t… more


I am in self-contained. Our students are never sent home even tho they are obviously ill. Only projectile vomiting sends a student home. So then we staff get sick because of our close contact, toileti… more

Our principal does not want we 1:1 aides at IEP meetings for our student. The mother of my student had to insist I be included. I was ignored at the meeting until the mother said, I’d like to hear fro… more


I am in a self-contained cross category room. Grades 2-4. We have kiddos who need to be placed in therapeutic schools but those schools are understaffed due to Covid — their staff found other jobs dur… more

Hi. So have you had covid cases and the admin doesn’t tell the staff who was exposed. We have 4. And I found out through coworkers and I’m high risk


Does your district offer professional development that is relevant to your job?
What would you like to see more of?


I need to ask a question of special Ed teachers. A student put her clothes in the toilet… Is it allowable to make that student put the wet clothes on?

Do you get pulled to sub? Can ypu refuse? How much extra do you get paid?


Just out of curiosity, are any Paraeducators (or teachers) working on transitional goals with their students? I work with the sped population and I just started working with high school student. I’m l… more

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