Support Programs

**NOTE: CHANGES HAVE BEEN MADE FOR THE  2016-2017 SCHOOL YEAR.

 PLEASE TAKE NOTE OF ALL GUIDELINES. READ ALL UPDATED MATERIALS TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU MEET THE NEW REQUIREMENTS FOR THE NEW GUIDELINES. THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS!!!***

Support Programs processes the following for Teachers and Paraprofessionals to obtain certification status:

  • Praxis Reimbursements
  • Paraprofessional Tuition Assistance or Reimbursement
  • Teacher Tuition Assistance or Reimbursement
  • Louisiana Classroom Teacher Enrollment Program (CTEP)

 

**All reimbursements and financial assistance are contingent based on the availability of funds.

 

Praxis Reimbursements

Praxis Reimbursement Application Form

Praxis Reimbursement Guidelines

 

To receive reimbursement for a PRAXIS Exam an employee must:

  1. Complete a Praxis Test Reimbursement Checklist
  2. Include an original score report
  3. Documentation that shows receipt of payment { payment inquiry letter from ETS ( 1–800-772-9476)cancelled check, bank statement, credit card statement (name and address printed on them), or money order receipt}

 

**Note: Beginning July 1, 2016, Only Passing Scores will be reimbursed for PRAXIS 

Deadline for Praxis Reimbursement is May 31 of each fiscal year.

 

Leadership PRAXIS

  • Reimbursed ONLY ONCE FOR ONLY PASSING SCORES
  • Maximum reimbursement $350
  • No reimbursement for purchase of PRAXIS preparation materials

 

Teacher/paraprofessional PRAXIS Reimbursement is funded through Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and an 8g Local Teacher Quality Block Grant.

 

» Personnel Accountability Plan

The revised EBRPSS Personnel Accountability Plan will go into effect for the 2013-2014 school year. To view the plan click below.

Insert Accountability Plan

 Paraprofessional 

Praxis Parapro Exam

ETS’s ParaPro Assessment was developed in response to the federal legislation known as No Child Left Behind. The law requires paraprofessionals serving in an instructional capacity to meet the definition of Highly Qualified. The test is 2 ½ hours and consists of 90 multiple-choice questions in the core subject areas of reading, writing, and math. Approximately two-thirds of the questions focus on basic skills and knowledge, while the remaining one-third focuses on applying skills in the classroom.

The exam is offered at least once per month. Effective July 3, 2015, the cost for the exam is $55.00.  A prepaid nonrefundable money order is the only acceptable method of payment. The money order is to be written to East Baton Rouge Parish School System. Please contact Support Programs to receive more information and/or to schedule an appointment @ 225-922-5609.

PARA PRO 2017 Testing Dates

To view exemption guidelines for the Praxis Paraprofessional Exam, please click on the link below for additional information:

Test Exemption Guidelines for the Praxis Paraprofessional Exam

For additional test information from ETS please click on the following link:

 http://ets.org/s/parapro/pdf/1755.pdf

For additional study information please clink on the following link:

http://www.testprepreview.com/parapro_practice.htm/

**NOTE: DEADLINE FOR ALL ASSISITANCE / REIMBURSEMENT IS JUNE 22ND 2017 NO EXCEPTIONS!!

Paraprofessional Assistance / Reimbursement

The Paraprofessional Tuition Assistance or Reimbursement helps paraprofessionals to become certified teachers. Tuition Assistance or Reimbursement does not guarantee continued employment, new job assignments, pay increases or promotions. Funding is available from Every Child Succeeds Act (ESSA) federal funding for professional development for paraprofessionals.

 

Paraprofessional Application Form

Paraprofessional Guidelines

Teacher Tuition Assistance / Reimbursement

The Teacher Tuition Assistance or Reimbursement helps employees finance formal education.  Tuition Assistance or Reimbursement does not guarantee continued employment, new job assignments, pay increases, or promotions.

Teacher Tuition Assistance Guidelines

Teacher Tuition Assistance Form

 

 

Louisiana Classroom Teacher Enrollment Program (CTEP)

The Louisiana Classroom Teacher Enrollment Program (CTEP), which, if several stipulations are met, allows classroom teachers to attend Louisiana’s public colleges and universities tuition free (all other fees must be paid by the teacher) on a space available basis. The CTEP program is applicable and valid only for courses offered on the main campus of the college or university which the teacher plans to attend.

CTEP Application Form

CTEP Guidelines

 

Revised July 1,  2016 © East Baton Rouge Parish School System

 

The East Baton Rouge Parish School System and all of its entities (including Career and Technical Education Programs) does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, national origin, disability or gender in its educational programs and activities (including employment and application for employment), and it is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of gender by title IX (20 USC 168) and on the basis of disability by Section 504 (42 USC 794). The Title IX Coordinator is Andrew Davis (Adavis6@ebrschools.org), Director of Risk Management- phone (225)929-8705; and the Director of Exceptional Student Services is Elizabeth Taylor Chapman (Etaylor@ebrschools.org) – phone (225)929-8600.                                    Revised 06.30.2016