Not a very good place to work. They don't value Parapro
Para Pro (Current Employee) – DC - District of Columbia, DC – October 26, 2016
They do great during hiring process. However, After being hired, they show the other side of the coin. In the first place, Para pros don't get 10 months of work as they agree in the on board session because DCPS don't pay for winter and Summer breake unless Para pros go to the school during those days even if there are not teachers nor students. Otherwise, you are on your own because you don't get paid. On the other hand, it is "Mandatory" to attend APTT meetings out of the working hours without getting paid. If you are bilingual, poor you because they will use you in all the different ways they can without any extra money. I've been translator, l write letters to communicate with parents, I translate all the material in my classroom which is not my job. I am an Para pro not a teacher. When all come to be about work and responsabilities, they treat you as a teacher. But, when is about benefits, like Winter and Spring break, they remind you that you are not. Not even they pay us for Black Friday. We have to go "work" without teachers and students. Teachers get a annual bonus, but no para pros, even if we make many things to happen in the classroom and the child progress. And the para pros' union only gets your money because they don't fight for everythin I mentioned. To me is my worst experience of work I ever had. I've worked for poorer districts in the US that paid for everything I do. I am very, very disappointed.