When a staff member transitions into a special education role after the start of the school year, the portion of the 20 hour requirement that must be accumulated is dependent upon the date of hire or start of assignment. The chart below provides guidance on how many hours will be required based upon the month of the school year a paraprofessional is hired or begins fulfilling duties in special education.
Month of Hire in Special Education Position /Required Training Hours
PVSD will make every effort to provide opportunities to earn 20 hours of professional development during the paraprofessional calendar year, but it is the responsibility of the paraprofessional to acquire 20 hours of related annual training to remain qualified to perform their job as a special education paraprofessional or assistant support staff member. Please check My Learning Plan for additional opportunities. (Note: 1 college semester credit = 30 hours and 1 college quarter credit = 20 hours)
If you completed any of these PD hours outside of the school day or year, they may be applicable to the PVESPA bonus.