I have been working at Fort Osage R1 School District full-time (More than 3 years)
Working in a school you get holidays off and extended winter and spring breaks. Fort Osage is great school district with wonderful co-workers in all buildings.
As a paraprofessional, you do not get paid in the summer. Only those who get salary pay get paid in the summer. It's hard to support yourself and/or your family when you don't get paid enough. Sometimes paraprofessionals are overlooked and not treated as equals to teachers.
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