9-17. School Assistants

9-17.1. Recess Duty

In schools where there are two or more school assistants assigned and present, if outside recess is scheduled and the principal determines that all school assistants are not needed for recess duty, the recess duties of the school assistants shall be rotated.

9-17.2. School Assistants Who Become Highly Qualified Under No Child Left Behind Act

School assistants I and II who become highly qualified under the No Child Left Behind Act during the term of this Agreement shall be reclassified to teacher assistants I or II (depending on which position they qualify for) after producing Illinois State Board of Education verification of their highly qualified status to the Talent Office and shall be placed on the appropriate step of Grades GB1 or GB2 and shall retain their seniority for all purposes.