Believe in we, rewarding support professionals for the important work they do
Their job title says it all – education support professionals. They provide the extra hands, extra eyes, extra attention, extra help, extra every little thing that, especially with our students with the greatest challenges, makes a big difference.
Yet, to save money, we not only don’t staff enough education support professionals, but we also don’t pay many of them a living wage. Even worse, we often don’t give them a say in their important work.
Believe in we, asking lawmakers to:
- Require school districts and charter schools to provide fair compensation, including health care, for education support professionals.
- Ensure that education support professionals not only work in a safe environment but also have a voice in staffing levels and working conditions.
- Revise state law to include education support professionals when notifying educators of students with a history of violent behavior.
- Provide funding for 16 hours of mandatory training prior to each school year for all education support professionals who work directly with students.