In a vote of 93-5, the House approved HB 1115, PSE’s paraeducator bill. Before doing so, they added another amendment to give districts more flexibility when they will provide the required training to paraeducators. Paraeducators hired on or before September 1 must be trained by September 30. For paraeducators hired after September 1 in a district that has more than 10,000 students, the district must train the paraeducator within 4 months. School districts with fewer than 10,000 students would have until the next September 1 to train paraeducators hired after September 1.
The bill now heads to the Senate for it’s consideration.