The Washington State Legislature enacted a new law that will require all paraeducators to earn a general certificate within the next three school years. The first step in this process toward paraeducator certification is to complete the Fundamental Course of Study (FCS), which requires 28 hours of training before completing the other required hours toward the full certificate. Our district's priority is to support our paraeducators through this new requirement through providing information and opportunities for earning the required training hours. Attached to this message is a flyer that introduces you to the new law and requirements.
The district created a schedule for the FCS in-person courses, which meets 14 of the 28 hours required. Paraeducators need to sign up in ProDev and complete the evaluations after attending each course to document credits earned for these 14 hours. Multiple offerings of the five courses are available over the school year for paraeducators to attend and meet this requirement.
The remaining 12 hours are completed independently and are accessed through the PESB website.Please look for future announcements and also check back on this page (add to your favorites) for updated information.All inquiries regarding pay and progress toward FCS completion should be directed to the district's Human Resources Department.
PRINT RESOURCES FROM FCS CLASSES
USEFUL ONLINE LINKS SUPPORTING INSTRUCTION
LINKS TO MODULES (VIDEO) for Navigating FCS