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Paris ISD
1920 Clarksville St
Paris, Texas 75460
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Phone: 903-737-7473
Fax: 903-737-7484
Quick Tip Information

Quick Tip is a support system that allows students to communicate with school administrators. While the district already has many programs to help students deal with challenges such as bullying behaviors, stress, peer pressure, and family problems, Quick Tip helps break the code of silence often experienced by students because it allows them to report concerns to administrators anonymously.

IMPORTANT NOTE: This is not a crisis line. In cases of emergency, the site will direct students to call 911!

Highly Qualified Information

Highly Qualified Teachers

Section 1119 of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) focuses on improving teacher quality at the local level. To achieve this goal, the act requires all teachers teaching core subject academic areas to meet specific competency and educational requirements. Teachers who meet these requirements are considered “Highly Qualified.”

Paris ISD strives to hire highly qualified teachers and each year submits a report to the Texas Education Agency.  Results from each year's report is available below and in the district Annual Report.

General Information

Teachers are required to be highly qualified if they are the Teacher of Record providing direct instruction to students in any core academic subject area, including English, reading or language arts, mathematics, science, foreign languages (languages other than English), civics and government, economics, arts, history, and geography. Highly qualified teachers must:

  • Hold at least a bachelor’s degree; 
  • Be fully certified to teach in Texas; and 
  • Demonstrate competency in their core academic subject area.

Highly Qualified Paraprofessionals

A paraprofessional is an employee of a local education agency who provides instructional support. Duties of a paraprofessional may include:

  • providing one-on-one tutoring if such tutoring is scheduled at a time when a student would not otherwise receive instruction from a teacher;
  • assisting with classroom management, such as by organizing instructional materials;
  • providing instructional assistance in a computer laboratory;
  • conducting parental involvement activities;
  • providing instructional support in a library or media center;
  • acting as a translator; or
  • providing instructional support services under the direct supervision of a highly qualified teacher (Title I, Section 1119(g)(2)).


Paraprofessional Requirements

NCLB requires paraprofessionals performing instructional duties on a Title I, Part A Schoolwide served campus, or those that have at least part of their salary paid for by Title I, Part A on a Targeted Assistance campus, to meet the Paraprofessional Highly Qualified requirements. Highly Qualified paraprofessionals must meet one of the following requirements:

  • Complete at least two years of study at an institution of higher education (defined as completion of 48 semester hours or equivalent trimester hours) of college coursework or an applicable number of semester hours as defined by the institution of higher education attended, whichever is less;
  • Possess an associate’s (or higher) degree; 
  • Meet a rigorous standard of quality and can demonstrate, through a formal state or local academic assessment –
    • Knowledge of and the ability to assist in instructing reading, writing, and mathematics; or
    • Knowledge of and the ability to assist in instructing reading readiness, writing readiness, and mathematics readiness, as appropriate.

Paraprofessionals whose duties consist solely of parental involvement activities or translation services are exempt from the qualification requirement.

Highly Qualified Campus Reports

2015-2016

2014-2015

2013-2014

 

District Calendar
Upcoming Events
Contact Information
Paris ISD
1920 Clarksville St
Paris, Texas 75460
Map  
Phone: 903-737-7473
Fax: 903-737-7484
Quick Tip Information

Quick Tip is a support system that allows students to communicate with school administrators. While the district already has many programs to help students deal with challenges such as bullying behaviors, stress, peer pressure, and family problems, Quick Tip helps break the code of silence often experienced by students because it allows them to report concerns to administrators anonymously.

IMPORTANT NOTE: This is not a crisis line. In cases of emergency, the site will direct students to call 911!