During 2020-21, a year hit heavy by the pandemic, the number of beginning paraeducators sharply declined.
Methodology: A count of beginning instructional paraeducators (CBRTN code B or N, duty code 91, activity code 27) each school year was taken. Only paraeducators with greater than 0.0 FTE were counted. An estimated 15% of instructional paraeducators in S-275 data are miscoded into other activity codes, so this number has been adjusted to include a further 15%.
Caveats: Paraeducators may be miscoded as beginning or new when hired in a new district instead of coded as continuing or transferring.
Data as of January 27, 2021
Data ID: P30 / 385
Data source: SAFS/S-275 (2020-21 preliminary)