Act 91 of 2021 Classroom Monitor Permit (Type 09) Instructions
A district seeking to hire a classroom monitor should follow the process established for hiring a day-to-day substitute teacher.
An LEA advertises for Classroom Monitors.
An LEA must confirm an applicant meets the following requirements:
Has completed at least sixty (60) semester hours or the equivalent of courses at a regionally accredited college or university located in Pennsylvania (official transcripts) OR has at least 3 years' experience as a paraprofessional in a school entity and is currently employed as a paraprofessional in a school entity.
Meets pre-employment requirements for background clearances, citizenship, and good moral character under the School Code and Child Protective Services Law.
Is the minimum age of twenty-five (25) years.
Has completed PDE approved classroom management training at an intermediate unit.
The position candidate initiates and submits an emergency permit request via the Teacher Information Management System (TIMS) at the request of the employing LEA.
When the request is received the LEA selects the type of permit and subject area(s) through their TIMS dashboard (Type 09 Classroom Monitor), selects the payment method, and submits the application. Please note: the LEA determines who is responsible for the payment.
Each school entity that uses the services of a classroom monitor under this section shall ensure that each student who receives services under an Individualized Education Program under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (Public Law 91-230, 20 U.S.C. § 1400 et seq.) receives a free and appropriate public education as required under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
This provision expires June 30, 2023. Once issued, this permit is valid until that date.
Note: an individual who is issued this permit and is already employed by the LEA as a paraprofessional is to be paid the higher of their existing contractual compensation or the compensation as a classroom monitor.