Ethical, Legal, and Proper Issues
Complaints, hearings, legal opinions, and lawsuits on issues surrounding the training and supervision of paraprofessionals are increasing. Some training has also been developed for supervising teachers and a few programs have been developed for teacher and paraprofessional teams. These help lessen the complaints. Know the school requirements for dress codes, confidentiality of student records, drugs and weapons at or near a school, and ethical and proper behavior expected of TAs and paraeducators.