Policy GDA Support Staff Positions

File: GDA

Support Staff Positions

All support staff positions in the school system shall be established initially by the Board.

All paraprofessionals who provide instructional support for students in Title I Schoolwide Programs and Targeted Assistance Programs shall meet the qualifications set forth in federal law and regulations.

Support staff employees, unless otherwise designated by contract, shall be considered “at will” employees who serve at the pleasure of the Board and shall have only those employment rights expressly established by Board policy. Support staff members shall be employed for such time as the district is in need of or desirous of the services of such employees.

In each case, the Board shall approve a statement of job requirements as presented by the superintendent. This shall be in the form of a job description setting forth the qualifications for the job, a detailed list of performance responsibilities and any required physical capabilities.

Only the Board may abolish a position that it has created.

Adopted: prior to 1970

Revised: December 14, 1993

Revised: August 9, 2005

Revised: September 23, 2014

LEGAL REFS.: 20 U.S.C. 6319 (paraprofessional requirements under No Child Left Behind Act of 2001)

34 C.F.R. 200.58, 200.59 (federal regulations regarding paraprofessional qualifications)

C.R.S. 22-32-109 (1)(f)

C.R.S. 22-32-110 (1)(h), (ee)

CROSS REFS.: GDQD, Discipline, Suspension and Dismissal of Support Staff

GDE/GDF, Support Staff Hiring/Recruiting

Huerfano School District Re-1, Walsenburg, Colorado