The Paraprofessional Advisory Committee was created in 2007 to identify and provide more appropriate, effective and meaningful professional development to Connecticut’s 13,400+ instructional paraprofessionals. It gave a much-needed voice to paraprofessionals in their quest to be respected and heard.
Over time, the State Department of Education has added agency staff, consultants, teachers, principals and other non-paraprofessionals to the Paraprofessional Advisory Committee.
Today, only 20% of the Paraprofessional Advisory Committee’s membership consists of paraprofessionals. Once again, the voices of paraprofessionals have been silenced.
The bill goes on to Governor Malloy for his signature.
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