The $2.3 million state grant awarded to the Oskaloosa School District will allow paraeducators to earn college degrees in teaching. Oskaloosa Superintendent Paula Wright tells us how many paraeducators in Oskaloosa and partnering school districts will be able to take advantage of the program.
“We are allotted 48 spots and our partner university is William Penn. So we will be working to enroll paraeducators into the teacher education program and it will not cost them anything. The grant will pay for it.”
Wright says Oskaloosa is guaranteed four of those 48 places in the paraeducator program.