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By Beka Compton
The Times 

Waitsburg's paraeducators go above and beyond

Paraeducators have picked up extra duties in the school's kitchen recently


October 22, 2020

Beka Compton

Meal prep for one is hard enough, but the paraeducators at the Waitsburg School District make meal prep for 150 plus students look like a breeze.

WAITSBURG-The coronavirus has highlighted some unexpected heroes over the past ten months. The Waitsburg School District has had a handful of heroes step up and go far above and beyond their typical duties this school year.

"Our para-eds and our kitchen staff... they have been working their tails off this year," Superintendent Mark Pickel. "Last week alone, they put together 1,700 meals to go."

During a 'normal' school year, paraeducators can be found assisting in the classroom, often offering one-on-one support and guidance for special needs students. The paraeducator job description, like...

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