All currently employed Paraprofessionals who are not "Highly Qualified" will be required to meet the "No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) requirements and the Georgia Professional Standards Commission Rule 505-2-11 by June 30, 2009.
PSC Rule 505-2-11
To be eligible to hold a Paraprofessional Certificate in the State of Georgia you must have an Associate's Degree, or two years of study at a 4-year college (60 semester hours), or 100 quarter hours at a technical college, or pass the PSC-approved paraprofessional assessment. All Paraprofessionals hired after September 1, 2006, must meet these requirements before being employed. (Click on the link at the left of this page for "GACE Schedule and Registration Information.")
The Clarke County School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, marital status, religion, handicap or disability in its educational programs, activities or employment practices.