• Educational Support Personnel


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


    Paraprofessionals provide supervised instructional support. Service as a paraprofessional requires an 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, 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 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 (e.g., 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 judgment 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.


    34 C.F.R. §200.58.

    105 ILCS 5/10-22.34, 5/10-22.34a, and 5/10-22.34b.

    625 ILCS 5/6-104 and 5/6-106.1.

    23 Ill.Admin.Code §§1.280, 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 18, 2020