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Special Education
Paraprofessional Course

Thank you for your interest in the STPPS Special Education Paraprofessional Course. This course consists of classroom instruction, tests, and NCI training (Non-Violent Crisis Intervention). Course participants are required to obtain CPR (infant, child, and adult) and First Aid certification on their own. Prior to receiving a course completion certificate, participants must provide copies of these credentials. The cost of the Special Education Paraprofessional Course is $65.

Below is information regarding the Special Education Paraprofessional Course:

Location:
Harrison Curriculum Center
706 W. 28th Avenue
Covington, LA 70433

Dates/Times:
(YOU MUST ATTEND ALL CLASSES)

March 9 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
March 10 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
March 11 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
March 12 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
March 16 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
March 17 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
March 18 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
March 19 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
March 23 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
March 24 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
March 25 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
March 26 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

To be considered for Special Education Aide positions in our school system, applicants are required to complete the Special Education Paraprofessional Course and meet one (1) of the following educational requirements:

  • Associate Degree (or higher)

    OR

  • 48 college credits to include: English Composition 3 hours, English/Reading 6 hours, and Mathematics 6 hours

    OR

  • Passing score of 450 or higher on the ParaPro Assessment test administered by Education Testing Services (www.ets.org)

Prior to registering for the course, please print and complete the St. Tammany Parish School Board Consent to Perform a Background Check Packet. Please read each question carefully.

  • If you answer “NO” to every question, proceed with registering for the paraprofessional course and keep this packet for your records.
  • If you answer “YES” to any of the questions, you are not eligible to register for the course until you have been cleared by our Human Resources Department. If you answer “YES” to any of the questions, email the completed Consent to Perform a Background Check Packet to Janice Day at Janice.day@stpsb.org. You will be notified via email regarding your eligibility to register for the training course(s).

Before clicking the registration link below, read the following steps needed to navigate MyPaymentsPlus. 

*Please note: If you already have an account established, you must create a new FREE account with MyPaymentsPlus. This new FREE account requires a new email address. The email address CANNOT match the email address already established and on file with this system. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. If you do not have an alternate email address to use, free email address services are available. To obtain a free email address (for the purpose of this registration), visit one of the following websites: Google, Yahoo, Outlook.

How to Create a MyPaymentsPlus Account

  1. Click on the main page of the St. Tammany Parish School Board website at www.stpsb.org.
  2. Click on www.MyPaymentsPlus.com
  3. Click on Don’t have an account? Register Now
  4. Select state: Louisiana
  5. Select District: STPSB – Public/Non-Student Payments
  6. Enter personal information (ALL information is required)
  7. First name
    Last name
    Email address
    Password
    Confirm password
  8. Click Register
  9. Select: I’m a Guest interested in district activities and/or I want to support the district.
  10. Click Next
  11. Click Human Resources
  12. Choose which course you wish to register for and select Pay
  13. Click Continue Payment
  14. Enter your payment information
  15. Once your payment is accepted, you are registered for the course.