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§ 12-1218. Permit for classroom monitors

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 24 P.S. EducationEffective: December 17, 2021

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 24 P.S. Education
Chapter 1. Public School Code of 1949 (Refs & Annos)
Article XII. Certification of Teachers (Refs & Annos)
Effective: December 17, 2021
24 P.S. § 12-1218
§ 12-1218. Permit for classroom monitors
(a) A school entity may request that the department issue a classroom monitor permit to allow an individual to deliver to students assignments that are preplanned by a professional employe or temporary professional employe. A classroom monitor may not plan lessons or create or grade student work.
(b) An individual receiving a permit under subsection (a) shall satisfy all of the following:
(1) Has completed at least sixty (60) semester hours or the equivalent of courses at a college or university located in this Commonwealth and accredited by a regional accrediting agency, or has at least three (3) years' experience as a paraprofessional in a school entity and is currently employed as a paraprofessional in a school entity.
(2) Has met the requirements under sections 111, 111.1 and 1109(a)1 and 23 Pa.C.S. Ch. 63 Subch. C2 (relating to powers and duties of department).
(3) Has attained a minimum age of twenty-five (25) years.
(4) Has completed training on classroom management provided by an intermediate unit and approved by the department.
(c) An individual receiving a permit under this section who is already employed by the school entity as a paraprofessional shall receive the higher of the individual's existing contractual compensation or the compensation established by the school entity for day-to-day substitute teachers.
(d) Each school entity that uses the services of a classroom monitor under this section shall ensure that each student who receives services under an Individualized Education Program under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (Public Law 91-230, 20 U.S.C. § 1400 et seq.) receives a free and appropriate public education as required under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
(e) Each school entity shall report to the department the following by March 31, 2023:
(1) The number of individuals who served as classroom monitors under this section and the number of days on which the school entity used the services of classroom monitors.
(2) The school entity's day-to-day substitute teacher compensation rates in the 2020-2021, 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 school years. For a school entity that uses a third-party entity to provide substitute teachers, the rate reported by the school entity shall be the take-home amount received by an individual, excluding the portion paid to the third-party entity. The department shall issue rules necessary to effectuate this subsection.
(f) By April 15, 2023, the department shall issue a report on the effectiveness of the classroom monitor permit and recommendations for improvement or continuation of the permit. The report shall include, but not be limited to, the information reported to the department under subsection (e) and a formal evaluation of the permit and its effectiveness by an independent research organization which may include a college or university accredited by a regional accrediting agency. The report shall be submitted to the General Assembly and the State Board and shall be posted on the department's publicly accessible Internet website.
(g) This section shall expire on June 30, 2023.


1949, March 10, P.L. 30, No. 14, art. XII, § 1218, added 2021, Dec. 17, P.L. 446, No. 91, § 3, imd. effective.


24 P.S. §§ 1-111, 1-111.1 and 11-1109.
23 Pa.C.S.A. § 6331 et seq.
24 P.S. § 12-1218, PA ST 24 P.S. § 12-1218
Current through 2023 Regular Session Act 1. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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