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EDUCATION CODE
SECTION 88240-88249



88240.  This article may be cited as the Instructional Aide Act of
1968. The provisions of this article shall apply to personnel
referred to in Section 72401 or any other section enacted before or
after November 13, 1968, who perform the duties of instructional
aides.



88241.  The Legislature recognizes the need to provide classroom
instructors and other faculty with more time to instruct and to
provide the means for them to utilize their professional knowledge
and skills more effectively in the educational programs of the public
schools. It is the intent of the Legislature to authorize the
employment of instructional aides in order that classroom instructors
and other faculty may draw upon the services of instructional aides
to assist them in ways determined to be useful in improving the
quality of educational opportunities for students.



88242.  Instructional aides shall not be utilized to increase the
number of students in relation to the number of classroom instructors
in any community college district.
   All instructional aide positions in a community college district
shall be assigned the basic title of "instructional aide" or other
appropriate title designated by the governing board. To provide for
differences in responsibilities and duties, additions to the basic
title may be assigned such as "instructional aide I or II" or
"instructional aide--volunteer," or other appropriate title.




88243.  As used in this article, "instructional aide" means a person
employed to assist classroom instructors and other faculty in the
performance of their duties and in the supervision of students and in
instructional tasks which, in the judgment of the faculty to whom
the instructional aide is assigned, may be performed by a person not
qualified as a classroom instructor.



88244.  (a) Subject to the provisions of this article, any community
college district may employ instructional aides to assist classroom
instructors and other faculty in the performance of duties as defined
in Section 88243. An instructional aide shall perform only such
duties as, in the judgment of the faculty to whom the instructional
aide is assigned, may be performed by a person not qualified as a
classroom instructor. These duties shall not include assignment of
grades to students. An instructional aide need not perform such
duties in the physical presence of the instructor but the faculty
member shall retain responsibility for the instruction and
supervision of the students in his or her charge.
   (b) Educational qualifications for instructional aides shall be
prescribed by the community college district employer and shall be
appropriate to the responsibilities to be assigned.



88245.  No instructional aide shall give out any personal
information concerning any student who is not his or her own child or
ward, except under judicial process, to any person other than a
faculty member or administrator in the college which the student
attends. A violation of this section may be a cause for disciplinary
action, including dismissal.



88247.  (a) An instructional aide shall not be deemed an academic
employee for the purposes of apportioning state aid and no regrouping
of students with instructional aides shall be construed as a class
for apportionment purposes.
   (b) Instructional aides shall be classified employees of the
district, and shall be subject to all of the rights, benefits, and
burdens of the classified service, except as specified in Section
88005 for "restricted" positions.



88248.  The community college district shall pay to each person
employed as an instructional aide compensation at a rate not less
than the minimum hourly rate prescribed by federal law.



88249.  Notwithstanding the provisions of this article, or any other
provisions of law, a community college district may utilize
volunteers in the supervision and instruction of students, but any
such volunteer shall be subject to the provisions of Section 72401
and this article.