School-Based Adult Support Determinations

April 17, 2024
With Dr. Jennifer Baker, Director of Student Programs/Jenks Public Schools

Making decisions to assign additional adult support at school for students with disabilities continues to be a bit of a hot-button topic. Understanding how to make appropriate determinations, what data to consider in assessing the need, and what a team discussion about this matter can and should look like may feel like a mystery for both families and school districts alike. Jennifer Baker, Ed.D. (Director of Student Programs) will review her district’s rubric document that aids in guiding discussions at IEP team meetings, making determinations for support needs, use of data for staffing across school sites, and writing appropriate goals to reduce the need for support over time.

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Paraprofessional Need Analysis Rubric