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Glenbard Township High School District 87
Policy 5:280

Educational Support Personnel

Duties and Qualifications

All support staff: (1) must meet qualifications specified in job description, (2) must be able to perform the essential tasks listed and/or assigned, and (3) are subject to School Board policies as they may be changed from time to time at the Board's sole discretion.

Paraprofessionals and Licensed Teacher Aides

Paraprofessionals and licensed teacher aides provide supervised instructional support.  Personnel performing instruction support activities must hold a current educator license with stipulations endorsed for a paraprofessional educator unless a specific exemption is authorized by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE)

Individuals with only non-instructional duties (e.g. providing technical support for computers, providing personal care services, or performing clerical duties) are not paraprofessionals or licensed teacher aides and the requirements in this section do not apply.  In addition, individuals completing their clinical experiences and/or student teaching do not need to comply with this section, provided their service otherwise complies with ISBE rules.

Noncertificated and Unlicensed Personnel Working with Students and Performing Non-Instructional Duties

Noncertificated and Unlicensed personnel may be used as supervisors, chaperones or sponsors, either on a voluntary or on a compensated basis, for non-academic school activities.

Noncertificated and Unlicensed personnel performing non-instructional duties may be used:

1. For supervising study halls, long distance teaching reception areas used incident to instructional programs transmitted by electronic media (such as computers, video, and audio), detention and discipline areas, and school-sponsored extracurricular activities;

2. As supervisors, chaperones, or sponsors for non-academic school activities; or

3. For non-teaching duties not requiring instructional judgement or student evaluation.  Nothing in this policy prevents a noncertificated person from serving as a guest lecturer or resource person under a certificated teacher's direction and with the administration's approval.

Coaches and Athletic Trainers

Athletic coaches shall have the qualifications required by any association in which the School District maintains a membership. The coach for an extracurricular athletic activity sponsored or sanctioned by the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) must have completed the IHSA's educational program and competency testing on preventing abuse of performance-enhancing substances and concussion risk management.  Regardless of whether the athletic activity is governed by an association, the Superintendent or designee shall ensure that each athletic coach; (1) is knowledgeable regarding coaching principals, (2) has first aid training, and (3) is a trained Automatic External Defibrillator user according to rules adopted by the Illinois Department of Public Health. Anyone performing athletic training services shall be licensed under the Illinois Athletic Trainers Practice Act.

LEGAL REF.: No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, 20 U.S.C. §6319(c).
                     34 C.F.R. §§200.58 and 200.59.
                     105 ILCS 5/10-22.34, 5/10-22.34a, 5/10-22.34b, and 25/1.5.
                     625 ILCS 5/6-104 and 5/6-106.1.
                     23 Ill.Admin.Code §§1.630 and 25.510.

CROSS REF.: 4:110 (Transportation), 4:170 (Safety), 5:30 (Hiring Process and Criteria), 5:35
                      (Compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act), 5:285 (Drug and Alcohol Testing
                      for School Bus and Commercial Vehicle Drivers), 6:250 (Community Resource
                      Persons and Volunteers)

ADOPTED:     June 10, 2002

REVIEWED:   April 17, 2006

REVISED:      June 12, 2006

REVIEWED:   January 11, 2010

REVISED:      February 22, 2010

REVIEWED:   November 12, 2012

REVISED:      January 14, 2013

REVIEWED:   June 10, 2013

REVISED:     June 24, 2013

REVIEWED:   September 8, 2014

REVISED:     October 27, 2014