Now Offering Paraprofessional Signing Bonus
It’s GO TIME! Help us get the year up and running with 100% of our paraprofessional positions filled! Our teachers and students need YOU!
$500 signing bonus paid in November for the next 50 highly-qualified paraprofessionals hired in Norman Public Schools between August 15 and October 1, 2022!
These GO TIME paras will receive an additional $500 retention bonus, if they continue their employment through the last day of school with students in May.
What is a highly-qualified paraprofessional?
48 hours of college credit
Taken and passed the ParaPro, WorkKeys, or OGET certification tests.
These para professionals will be placed in a special education/resource classroom, and must also complete CPR training, first aid, and 6 hours of additional professional training within the first 120 days of employment, which the district will provide.
Special education and resource room paraprofessionals also receive the 5% special education addenda.
You can see the current compensation table here: Teaching or Library Assistant and Teaching Assistant Bus Monitor
In addition, paraprofessionals are eligible for additional benefits of employment including but not limited to
District-paid health insurance
Teacher retirement (pension)
AlphaBest before-and-after care free-of-charge to all Norman Public Schools’ employees with school-aged children attending NPS.
175 work days per year including time off at all holidays
If you are interested, please go to the Norman Public Schools Job Board and apply for our paraprofessional positions online today!
Why Choose Norman?
Nestled in the heart of a world-class academic community, the Norman Public School District is the eighth-largest in Oklahoma. The district, which is located near the University of Oklahoma, has earned a reputation for academic excellence, robust fine arts programs, first-rate athletic teams and providing opportunities for all students to reach their full potential.
Norman Public Schools provide an exemplary education for students through consistent curriculum, innovative partnerships and rigorous professional development for educators. The district has repeatedly been recognized for academic excellence in Newsweek, the Washington Post, U.S. News & World Report and more.
Our teachers are offered support not common in other districts. For example:
- All teachers receive MacBook Air laptops to support instructional goals.
- Competitive compensation
- University community focused on academic excellence
- Test scores above state and national averages
- Robust professional development
- Out-of-state experience recognized on pay scales
- Tuition waivers for eligible educators pursuing graduate studies at the University of Oklahoma
- $1,500 signing bonus for special education teachers, speech pathologists, interpreters for the deaf, school psychologists and occupational therapists
- Health providers at every school
- Unparalleled community support
Out-of-state experience is reflected on our pay scale
We have continued to increase teacher pay despite statewide budget shortfalls
Our educators are eligible to receive tuition waivers for graduate studies at the University of Oklahoma
$1,500 signing bonuses for Special Education Teachers, Speech Pathologists, Interpreter for the Deaf, School Psychologists and Occupational Therapists
Norman Public Schools is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, age, marital status, disability, genetic information or veteran status.