New Jersey Revised Statutes § 18a:27-10.3 - Dismissal, Reduction In Compensation; Conditions.

18A:27-10.3 Dismissal, reduction in compensation; conditions.

3. a. As used in this section, "paraprofessional" means an individual who is employed in a school district as a school aide or classroom aide who assists a teaching staff member with the supervision of pupil activities.

b.A paraprofessional employed in a school district that receives funding under Title I of the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. s.6301 et seq.) shall be dismissed or reduced in compensation during the term of a contract only for just cause, and may not be dismissed for arbitrary or capricious reasons. A paraprofessional who is dismissed or reduced in compensation shall receive notice of the basis for the dismissal or reduction in compensation and have an opportunity to be heard.

c.Nothing is this section shall be construed to grant tenure to a paraprofessional, interfere with the provisions of a collective bargaining agreement, or affect any other right or remedy that may be available to a school district or paraprofessional pursuant to law.

L.2009, c.227, s.3.

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