The definitions set forth in this section apply throughout this title.
(1)(a) "Paraeducator" means a classified public school or school district employee who works under the supervision of a certificated or licensed staff member, from grades kindergarten to grade 12, to support and assist in providing instructional and other services to students and their families, including library assistants, and excluding bus monitors, lunchroom aides, and community service aides.
(b) Paraeducators are not considered certificated instructional staff as that term and its meaning are used in this title.
(2) "College or university" means any accredited institution as defined in WAC 250-61-050
(3) "Certificate," as used in this title:
(a) Means a credential earned by a paraeducator who has met the minimum completion requirements listed in the chapters of this title; and
(b) Does not hold the same meaning as used in Title 181 WAC.
(4) "Expire," as used in this title, means that the credential earned by the paraeducator is no longer valid.
(5) "Filing requirements," as used in this title, as defined in chapter 181-85
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 28A.413
RCW. WSR 18-16-101, § 179-01-020, filed 7/31/18, effective 8/31/18.]