VI-39: Teacher Aides
North Sanpete School District
Board Policy with Guidelines
|Policy Number: VI-39
Effective Date: 12/16/1982
Subject: Teacher Aides
Non instructional aides shall be provided when needed and upon the approval of the Board of Education.
- Non-instructional service aides are defined as persons who work directly, under supervision, on tasks which are of a routine non-instructional nature. The purpose of hiring these individuals is to free teachers from routine duties to do a better job of teaching.
- Aides shall be of good moral character and meet the health qualifications required of teachers. They shall be given initial and in-service training provided by the school system designed to give them an understanding of the place of public education in our democracy; to orient them to the importance of their potential contribution; and to define their relationship to the professional staff.
- The teacher remains the diagnostician for learning, the manager of learning experiences, and the decision maker in learning situations.
- Aides can assist in many nonprofessional activities, but they cannot relieve professional personnel of their responsibilities for the instructional program, nor can they be used as substitute teachers.
- Aides shall be assigned within their interest and ability to perform adequately. They may perform such duties as taking attendance, filing, and keeping routine records; collecting funds and keeping accounts; correcting objective tests and making up lists and charts for the teacher showing pupil performance; supervising playground activities, lunchroom, lavatory periods, quiet activities, etc.; helping children with their clothes and with construction of bulletin boards, displays, projects, etc.; checking out library books and caring for and operating equipment; typing and duplicating, answering the telephone, and running errands, etc.; mending books; making arrangements for field trips; escorting children to the nurse; and listening to add sharing thoughts with children who need to talk to an adult.