17-3. Pre-K Teacher Assistants

In accordance with the Chicago Public Schools preschool handbook, Preschool Teacher Assistants shall assist Pre-K classroom teachers 100% of their day and shall not be used to substitute, to cover lunchroom duty or recess duty unless accompanying their assigned students, to perform office duties or perform other capacities in the building except for temporary emergency supervisory duty where the welfare of students is involved (emergency duties do not include regular lunch duty and recess assignments). Said temporary emergency supervisory duty shall not exceed sixty minutes. All preschool classrooms shall maintain a 10:1 child to teacher ratio at all times, including during nap or rest time, meals, specials, etc. Teacher Assistants shall have their contractual breaks covered by school staff to maintain the 10:1 ratio.