Teacher Assistant Unit
EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2017, THE HUMAN RESOURCES DIVISION WILL BE ASSUMING ALL RESPONSIBILITY FOR TEACHER ASSISTANTS.
Beginning July 1, 2017, the Human Resources Division is responsible for the hiring, processing and assignments of new and continuing Teacher Assistants. Prior to this date, the function was performed by the Personnel Commission.
Therefore, as of July 1, 2017, all inquiries regarding Teacher Assistants should be directed to the Human Resources Division at (213) 241-4980 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Questions about current Teacher Assistants should be directed to the Teacher Assistant Assignment Technician assigned to the Local District as follows:
LOCAL DISTRICT ASSIGNMENT TECHNICIAN CONTACT E-MAIL ADDRESS CONTACT PHONE NO. LD Central and LD South Richelle Harris email@example.com (213) 241-8940 LD Northwest and LD Northeast Marina Monico firstname.lastname@example.org (213) 241-4938 LD East and LD West Gina Robles email@example.com (213) 241-8941
Note: This reference is for the Teacher Assistant job class only; all other classroom assistants, (i.e., Special Education Trainee/Assistant, Early Education Aide, Instructional Assistant, etc.) remain the responsibility of the Personnel Commission.
Teacher Assistant College Enrollment and Unit Completion Verification
Human Resources (HR) will be responsible for the monitoring of the Teacher Assistant (TA) college enrollment and unit completion verification. HR is working closely with ITD to develop an automated system that will allow TA's to provide verification directly to HR. Please note as seniority lists for TA's are site based, it is important to have records readily accessible to develop the list for your location. This automated system is expected be in place in the next few months. Verification will be requested twice a year. To give the Teacher Assistants an opportunity to register for and begin courses for each term, the required verification will be requested later in the term to allow for the various college calendars to begin (dates to be determined). In order to comply with Article VIII of the Unit F Union Contract (Pg. 18 -21), the following is the contractual obligation for course completion:
For Degree-Track Teacher Assistant Requirements: (All TAs hired on or after January 28, 1991)
- Maintain continuous enrollment in college courses.
- Successfully complete 12 qualifying college semester/quarter units each school year (July 1 – June 30).
- Submit acceptable evidence of enrollment at the beginning of each semester/quarter.
- Submit transcripts or a grade report from the college verifying completed courses from the previous school year.
For Non-Degree Track Teacher Assistant Requirements: (TAs active prior to January 28, 1991 and Degree-Track TAs who hold at least a preliminary-level teaching credential)
- Maintain continuous enrollment in and successfully complete a college course directly related to the employee’s service to the District. These courses must be for the purpose of increasing the employee’s knowledge, understanding and skills related to the employee’s employment by the District.
- Submit acceptable evidence of enrollment at the beginning of each semester.
- Submit transcripts or a grade report from the college verifying completed courses each term.
STEP UP and Teach
The Career Ladder's Supporting Teacher Education, Preparation and Undergraduate Programs (STEP UP and Teach) offers assistance and guidance to paraeducators, including Teacher Assistants who wish to persue a teaching credential.
For more information on services offered, required qualifications, and how to apply, please visit http://achieve.lausd.net/STEPUP.