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The Supervisor
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USA
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Posted - 12/02/2012 :  9:39:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have found some school districts are requiring their bus assistants to have an AA degree like a paraprofessional is required to have in a classroom. What do you think about this? Does your school district require this? Do you feel this would recruit a better prepared employee for working with Special Education students?

Edited by - The Supervisor on 12/02/2012 9:45:26 PM

twinkiebusdriver
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USA
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Posted - 12/03/2012 :  5:19:09 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That would certainly eliminate all the bus assistants in our district.
Trainging, yes, but college? On what bus assistants' salaries? Laughable.

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RweThereYet
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Posted - 12/05/2012 :  08:53:43 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Let me see, NYS minimum wage per hour = $7.25, number of applicants with AA degrees for this position = ? I'm guessing like not many.....
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twinkiebusdriver
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USA
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Posted - 12/09/2012 :  5:10:22 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by twinkiebusdriver

That would certainly eliminate all the bus assistants in our district.
Training, yes, but college? On what bus assistants' salaries? Laughable.



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FrankP
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Posted - 12/12/2012 :  1:45:23 PM  Show Profile  Visit FrankP's Homepage  Reply with Quote
That's absurd. Who with an AA degree is even going to apply for the job?
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twinkiebusdriver
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Posted - 12/12/2012 :  8:19:14 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I can hear the conversation now, "Mom, I want to go to college". Mom says, "that's a good goal, Honey, what career do you want to pursue with your degree?" "I want to be a bus assistant!"

Not happening.

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RweThereYet
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USA
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Posted - 12/18/2012 :  5:18:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Anyone ever think that the education department might just be fanning its own flame ???
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