Check out this article from our friends at WPSU featuring our very own Ms. Emerick, Mr. Schlosser, and Mr. Sherrard. The article addresses the ongoing substitute teacher shortages that our schools are facing. This is a problem that all districts across the nation have faced for years and is continuously growing.
In response to the crisis, Governor Wolf signed Act 91 into legislation. It adds temporary flexibilities for the use of certain teaching permits and creates a new Classroom Monitor Permit for the 2021-22 and 2022-23 school years. Classroom monitors provide coverage and deliver preplanned assignments in classrooms.
The requirements to be a classroom monitor include the following:
* 60 semester hours or the equivalent of courses at a regionally accredited college or university located in Pennsylvania or have at least three (3) years’ experience working as a paraprofessional in a school entity and is currently working as a paraprofessional in a school entity.
*Met requirements for background clearances, citizenship, and good moral character under the School Code and Child Protective Services Law.
*At least 25 years of age
*Completed training on classroom management
If you meet the state’s requirements and are interested in participating in the necessary training and obtaining your Classroom Monitor Permit, please contact Mrs. Christi Stedman in the District Office at 814-260-1700.