Rule 24:05:16:16.01 Paraprofessionals and assistants.
and assistants. Paraprofessionals and assistants who are
appropriately trained and supervised in accordance with this section may be
used to assist in the provision of special education and related services to
children with disabilities under Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities
Education Act. At a minimum, the following standards must be met:
(1) Paraprofessionals must have a high school
diploma or GED;
(2) Paraprofessionals must work within defined
roles and responsibilities as identified by the school district;
(3) Paraprofessionals must work under the
supervision of, and be evaluated by, certified staff; and
(4) Each school district must describe the
training to be provided paraprofessionals in the staff development component of
the district's comprehensive plan under § 24:05:16:05.
Source: 26 SDR
150, effective May 22, 2000; 40 SDR 40, effective September 11, 2013.
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