ParaScope: Paraprofessionals Chapter Newsletter
Learn about the Census, this year's ParaFest and our chapter's rights and responsibilities.
Paraprofessional Chapter Leader Shelvy Young-Abram answers questions about the contract and discusses events marking our chapter's 50th anniversary.
Read about union action in the wake of the Supreme Court's Janus decision, plus union events, members' accomplishments and more.
Paraprofessional Chapter Leader Shelvy Young-Abram addresses battling U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, union events, certification issues and more.
Read about the presidential election results, the lead teacher assistant position and more.
Find out about the new lead para title, help for paras becoming teachers, change in certification for Level III paras, the Open Market Transfer and more.
This year, we’ve had some exciting things happen. We celebrated our schools and the work of many outstanding paraprofessionals. We told state lawmakers in Albany about the issues facing our students and educators. We fought for our profession and our students.
Information about excessing, release time and the paraprofessional awards luncheon.
Information about responsibilities of paraprofessional representatives, reporting safety and discipline incidents, Level III teaching assistant certification and our annual Parafest luncheon and para spotlight.
Important information about certification.
Important information on the proposed new contract.
Information about the upcoming mayoral election, who to contact, the new teacher evaluation system, annual Paraprofessionals Festival and Awards Luncheon.
Information about grievance win on time clocks, new online title application process, new childcare subsidies, professional development and new SubCentral.
Information about para representatives, COPE, and the Open Market Transfer system.
Information about the Raise the Bar campaign, knowing your rights about arrests, and what to do if you suspect bedbugs at school.
Information about reporting school incidents and accessing your electronic pay stubs.
Information about reporting special ed violations, your rights when investigators come to your school, legal representation, traveling with students and working out of title.