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human resources

Welcome to the East Baton Rouge Parish School System Office of Human Resources. We are dedicated to excellence in human resources services, responsiveness to employees’ needs, and supporting our District’s Strategic Plan with a focus on the following:

-Recruiting, hiring, and retaining highly qualified staff, which includes providing a caring and competent teacher in every classroom and highly effective leaders in every school and district office
-Advocating for a work environment where each employee’s talent, creativity, and successes are recognized, valued, and encouraged
-Ensuring a safe and professional work environment that emphasizes mutual respect, equitable practices, and maximizes employee effectiveness 
-Providing employment-related resources and information to employees with an emphasis on timely responsiveness and customer service

This webpage is designed to provide information for both current and prospective employees,  provide up-to-date forms and resources, and assist in connecting employees with support pertaining to the Human Resources Department.

It is our goal to assist you in a friendly, courteous, and confidential manner whether you are a current employee, student, parent, or community member. If you cannot find the answer you are seeking, please do not hesitate to contact the Office of Human Resources directly.

New Procedures for Employment Verification

To Submit a Request:

Step 1: Log in at https://www.verifent.com/log-in. Please note that new Verifent users will need to register and create an account before proceeding
Step 2: When prompted, enter the organization code for East Baton Rouge Parish Schools: 1798CC
Step 3: Please be prepared to provide the employee’s date of birth and last four digits of the social security number. Additionally, uploading proof of consent, signed by the employee, is required to complete a request. 

For additional information on this process, please visit Verifent.

Verifent Message for Verifyers or companies and EBRPSS Employees

Join our Team and find out how you can make a difference for the students of EBRPSS.

The frontline Education platform allows employees to review evaluation documents and participate in professional learning opportunities (Professional Growth), enter absences (Absence Management), monitor work time (Time & Attendance), and create and submit forms (Frontline Central).

Click here to access Frontline Education.

This site is designed to direct your support requests to the appropriate personnel and provide training materials and how-to resources for the Frontline Education System.

Click here to access Frontline Education Support and Training Resources.

Support Programs

Fiscal Year: July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022

All coursework/assessments for which participants are seeking assistance or reimbursement must be undertaken and submitted to human Resources between July 1, 2021 and June 3, 2022.

Support Programs process the following for teachers and paraprofessionals to obtain certification status:

-Praxis Reimbursement
-Teacher Tuition Assistance or Reimbursement

Praxis Reimbursement and Tuition Assistance/Reimbursement do not guarantee continue employment, new job assignments, pay increases, or promotions.

** All funding for these programs is contingent upon the availability of funds **

Support programs also process applications for the two programs that are available for teachers in Louisiana who are interested in taking free courses for college credit to continue their education.

-BESE Tuition Program for Teachers
-Louisiana Classroom Teacher Enrollment Program (CTEP)

Praxis Reimbursement

Participants are eligible for only one Praxis reimbursement payment per fiscal year.

Eligibility Requirements for Reimbursement:

-All full-time (teachers/paraprofessionals) must be employed during the entire school semester for which reimbursement is sought
-New hires: Praxis must be undertaken after the first day of employment
-Separated employees: Praxis must be completed during the time of employment
-Employees on sabbatical leave are not eligible for Praxis reimbursement
-Only passing scores are eligible for reimbursement
-Praxis Reimbursement only includes the cost of the assessment
-The maximum reimbursement for the School Leader Praxis test in $350.00

Procedures for Praxis Reimbursement

-Complete the Praxis Reimbursement application
-Include the Praxis score report and documentation that reflects a payment to ETS (e.g. bank statement, credit card statement, money order receipt); the participant’s name and address must be displayed on the payment documentation
-Submit the application and documentation to the Office of Human Resources

Praxis Reimbursement Application
EBRPSS Praxis Reimbursement Submission

Teacher Tuition Assistance/Reimbursement


-Certified classroom teachers that are required to obtain out-of-Field (OFAT) certification
-Existing English as a Second Language (ESL) personnel that are required to obtain ESL certification
-All full-time participants mus tbe employed during the entire school semester for which assistance is sought
-Employees on sabbatical leave are not eligible for Teacher Tuition Assistance/Reimbursement
-Separated employees: courses must be completed during your time of employment
-Participants must attend an accredited undergraduate institution, receive passing grades of C or higher, and attain college credits
-A maximum of six (6) credits will be allotted per semester for each fiscal year (July 1st- June 6th)
-As of July 1, 2016, Summer courses are ineligible for Tuition Assistance/Reimbursement
-Tuition Assistance/Reimbursement is applicable only to the prescribed courses listed on the certification plan of study
-Incomplete courses or withdrawal from courses are the responsibility of the participant
-The amount paid by the school district for a private College/University, which must be approved by the State, shall not exceed the highest tuition charged by a College/University in the State
-Tuition Assistance/Reimbursement covers only “pure tuition” fees

Procedures for Teacher Tuition Assistance

-Complete the Tuition Assistance application and attain the principal’s signature
-Submit the following to the Office of Human Resources at least five days prior to the start of the semester:

-The completed application
-A copy of your class schedule and transcript
-A completed OFAT certification plan of student

A list will be sent to the University so that the applicant’s account are credited. University policy may differ on how and when this credit is posted to the account.

Teacher Tuition Assistance Application

Procedures for Teacher Tuition Reimbursement

-Complete the Teacher Tuition Reimbursement application and attain the principal’s signature
Submit the application and a copy of your class schedule to the Office of Human Resources at least five days prior to the start of the semester
-Register for the coursework and pay all fees required
-After the completion of coursework, submit a copy of your approved application with the required documentation:

-Passing grades of C or higher
-University receipts
-Proof of payment (bank/credit card statement or money order receipt that also reflects the participant’s name and address)

Teacher Tuition Reimbursement Application

Additional Resources

Tuition Assistance/Reimbursement Correlation to Louisiana State University’s Gift Education MEd

BESE Tuition Program for Teachers

The BESE Tuition Program for Teachers is a competitive program that allows teachers to enroll in courses at Louisiana colleges and universities at the state’s expense. Teacher selected into the program will have their course tuition paid directly to the Louisiana Office of State Financial Assistance by the Louisiana Department of Education

Certified and currently employed classroom teachers are eligible to apply. Awardees are granted funding for a course, but not guaratneed enrollment in the course. Participating teachers must meet all course requirements and follow the enrollment process of the participating college or university.

STEM Fellows: To address the need for teachers certified in science, technology, engineering, and mathermatics (STEM) to meet the growing needs of Louisiana’s STEM-based industries, applications for courses in STEM fields will be prioritized. Teachers participating in the program taking STEM-focused coursework will also join a cadre of educators called STEM Fellows, who will work with the Department and the LaSTEM Council to further STEM initiatives across the state.

Funding will be awarded as available. Priority will be given to applicants who:

-Apply to enroll in course s related to the implementation of a high school STEM pathway
-Apply to enroll in a STEM course
-Teach on or more STEM classes
-Seek teacher certification in a STEM-related field
-Teach in a rural school system
-Teach at a school labeled Comprehensive Intervention Required and/or Urgent Intervention Required
-Apply to enroll in a course that fits into a broader certification, higher degree, or other professional development program

Click here for more information about applying for the BESE Tuition Program.


Tuition shall NOT be paid on the following:

-Non-credit courses or audit courses
-Non-instructional credit courses such as examination courses
-Courses in theology or divinity
-Courses for applicants who are receiving retirement funds from a State retirement system
-Courses taken by independent study
-Applicants receiving other financial assistance (i.e., stipends or graduate assistantships) specified for tuition/registration costs

Applicants that do not receive a spot in the BESE Tuition Program for Teachers will be eligible to apply to take courses through the Board of Regents’ Louisiana Classroom Teacher Enrollment Program (CTEP).

Louisiana Classroom Teacher Enrollment Program (CTEP)

Louisiana Revised Statute 17:7.3 requires the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) to establish a continuing education program at Louisiana colleges and universities under which classroom teachers may take courses with tuition paid by the State.

This law creates the Louisiana Classroom Teacher Enrollment Program (CTEP), which, if several stipulations are met, allows classroom teachers to attend approved Louisiana colleges and universities tuition-free (all other fees must be paid by the teacher) on a space-available basis. 

Application and Guidelines

Requirements for Application

-Participant is employed as a full-time, certified classroom teacher in the East Baton Rouge Parish School System
-The teacher was employed during the last academic year as a full-time classroom teacher
-The participant commits to EBRPSS that he/she will practice his/her profession as a classroom teacher for at least the subsequent year
-The school in which he/she teaches in a state-approved public or non-public elementary or secondary school under the jurisdiction of the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE)
-the teacher must have no outstanding financial obligation to any college or university participating in CTEP
-When applying for CTEP, teachers cannot preregister or register for the courses through regular registration and will enter the courses after drop/add if space is available

CTEP Procedures

Step 1: You must apply and be admitted into the University, either as degree seeking or non-matriculating. 

-DO NOT ADD THE COURSE(S) TO YOUR SCHEDULE YOURSELF. CTEP operates on a space available basis meaning that once the last day to add has passed, eligible students will be added to the course if there are seats available. Adding the course(s) on your own will result in you not being able to use CTEP funds.
-CTEP cannot be used for the following course types:

-Courses that are predominantly web-based (50% and above)
-Independent study courses
-Thesis & dissertation courses

-The course should lead to an education degree/certification area or increase the content knowledge of the subject area currently being taught by the applicant

-Course enrollment is limited to 6 semester hours per semester (spring, fall, and summer)

Step 2: Complete the CTEP application with EBRPSS

CTEP Application

-CTEP applications must be submitted before the last day to add courses for the semester in which you’re indenting to take the course(s)

Step 3: After you receive the completed CTEP documentation from the HR Representative, submit them to the university’s registrar’s office

Substitute Teacher Information

The East Baton Rouge Parish School system has partnered with Education Solutions Services (ESS) to manage the recruitment, hiring, training, and placement of substitute teachers, substitute paraprofessionals, and substitute school food service personnel. We are encouraging parents and other members of the community to consider joining us in one of the many substitute openings we have available. Substituting is an excellent way to positively impact your community!

ESS offers the perfect mix of flexibility, training, and support. With the ability to hand-ick your assignments from a user-friendly online system, you get to decide when, where, and how often you work. Whether you’re just getting started in teaching or are a seasoned or retired teacher, the company will give you the training and support you need to enter the classroom confident and prepared. 

If you’re interested in applying, please complete an online application or call (877) 983-2244 for more information. A representative from ESS will contact you for an interview once you submit your initial application online.

Optum Health Behavioral Solutions

Your Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a free service to all full-time employees of the East Baton Rouge Parish School System. EAP provides confidential assistance to employees who are experiencing difficulty dealing with personal and work related problems that affect their lives. No enrollment is necessary and all contacts with the EAP are strictly confidential.

Your Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is:

-A confidential counseling and referral service for employees and their household members
-A starting place for addressing personal problems
-An avenue of assistance for employees whose personal problems may be affected their work performance
-Help for participants to deal privately and effectively with personal problems

Your EAP can provide support and assistance for all of these concerns and more:

-Depression, anxiety, stress
-Substance abuse
-Workplace problems or conflicts
-Parents and family issues

Call toll free 866-374-6062

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What is a Paraprofessional?

Paraprofessionals are K-12 school employees who provide one-on-one tutoring for students, assist with classroom management (e.g., organizing instructional or other materials), provide instructional assistance in a computer laboratory, conduct parent involvement activities, provide support in a library or media center, act as a translator, or provide instruction support services under the direct supervision of a teacher.

Federal legislation requires paraprofessionals that are serving in an instructional capacity to meet the definition of Highly Qualified.

Am I Highly Qualified to be a Paraprofessional?

Have you…

Earned a Bachelor’s Degree from a state-approved institution of high education?

Earned an Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, or an Associate of applied Science degree from a state-approved institution of higher education?

Completed two yeas of full-time study (48 semester hours) from a state-approved institution of higher learning?

Within the 48 hour semester, the paraprofessional must complete a total of 15 hours of general education requirements that include:

-English Composition (3 semester hours)
-English/Reading (6 semester hours)
-Math (6 semester hours)

If Yes…

You are exempt from the Para-Pro Assessment and are highly-qualified to become a Paraprofessional.

If No…

You are required to take the ETS Para Pro Assessment and receive a passing score of at least 450.

Test Exemption Guidelines– Louisiana’s High-Qualified Definition for Paraprofessionals

Paraprofessional Testing

The East Baton rouge Parish School system is proud to be a participating test center for the ParaPro Assessment, a nationally required proficiency examination for Paraprofessionals. 

Registration and Testing Information:

-EBRPSS Applicants: as of June 2021, the EBRPSS Paraprofessional Test is free to all participants that have an active EBRPSS application on file in our Frontline Education Recruit and Hire System and the application reflects that they are seeking employment in the East Baton Rouge Parish School system for the current school year
-Non-EBRPSS Applicants: a non-refundable fee of $55.00 is required in money order form to register for this test. the $55.00 money order should be made payable to the East Baton Rouge Parish School System and must be paid on the day of the test
-the Paraprofessional Test, offered under the auspices of the Educational testing Services (ETS), is administered at the Professional Development Center located at 3000 N. Sherwood Forest Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70814. The test will begin promptly at 10:00am
-Masks or face coverings are required
-Please bring a valid driver’s license or picture identification upon entry
-Cellular telephones, calculators, smart watches, and other electronic devices are to be kept in your car
-You will receive your unofficial PRAXIS test score at the conclusion of taking your test

2021-2022 ParaPro Test Dates

Please use the following link to register for the EBRPSS Paraprofessional test:

EBRPSS Paraprofessional Testing Registration

Apply to become a Paraprofessional

Click here to begin or revisit your application for EBRPSS

You will need the following information to complete the application:

-Colleges & universities attended, graduation date, degree earned and major
-To/from dates of paraprofessional and non-paraprofessional experience, name of organization, as well as your supervisor’s name, address, and telephone number
-Two professional references including name, title, organization, work phone, home phone, and address if available

One you have submitted the application you will receive the message “Your application has been successfully submitted to East Baton Rouge Parish School System.” Once you have completed the online application, please contact Eliza Jacques at (225) 922-5658 to submit the following:

-College transcripts
-Praxis Paraprofessional Scores
-A copy of your degree

Upon receipt of the required document and verification of your highly-qualified status, you will be considered for a paraprofessional position for the current or upcoming semester.

The policies, laws, guidelines, and or other material provided herein are adopted by the School Board. The policies and related information are for information purposes only. Forethought Consulting, Inc., its suppliers and licensors provide only the publication media for the policies and related information passed or accepted by the School Board. Nothing herein shall be construed to place liability on Forethought Consulting, Inc., its licensors and suppliers, for any and all liability or damage whatsoever cause by relying on the information or content contained in the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board website, and in particular the CAPS, Computer Assisted Policy Service, portion contained on the School Board’s website.