HCPSS MPIA Request #2021-190

Beth Stolte
Requested Information
% of special education paraeducators with an associate’s degree or higher
% of general education paraeducators with an associate’s degree or higher
Date Received
Responsive Documents
Responsive to this request, please find attached available data from HCPSS Human Resources, to include the additional request for assignment to Title 1 schools. Current obligations to the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) requires education data to be reported for certificated staff only. For non-certificated staff - including Paraeducators - the available report attached contains data on those positions for which HCPSS has electronically collected such information, but please note, it will not encompass all such data. While education may be a requirement for the positions and kept within individual hard-copy personnel records, it is not currently recorded or updated in the HR database for all non-certificated staff; therefore, there are limitations in reporting this data comprehensively and precisely. HCPSS has made substantial efforts to ensure the accuracy of this information; however, data collection and reporting is consistently subject to change. Please be mindful when comparing data as many variances can occur between reports based on date pulled, parameters used, categories included, etc.

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