While students are enjoying the final days of summer break, Topeka Public Schools' paraprofessionals have already kicked off their school year.
Most of the district's paras spent today at Topeka West High School attending professional development
sessions. There, they could attend a wide variety of classes that will
help them prepare for the students they serve. Some of the class choices
offered to the paras included: Basic First Aid, Behavior Tips for
Autism, Characteristics of Disabilities, Mental Health First Aid, Math
Strategies, Corrective Reading, and many others.
Schools requires that all paraprofessionals receive at least 20 hours of
training each year. Today's classes will help them reach that goal.
Welcome back to school and have a wonderful year, paras!