I'm an HR Director for a private special ed school in CT.
Our school is open year-round, we have a very popular summer program & summers are actually busier for us than the regular school year. Our cert. teachers are the only ones on a 10 mnth schedule, if they choose to work summers they receive additional pay, & if not we hire temp teachers. The rest of us work year round & we typically hire an additional 25 - 30 temp special ed paras for summer. We do close for 2 weeks in June & 2 weeks at x-mas & FT employees are paid for these vacations & after 1 year of service we also get 1 additional paid vacation wk in choice of Feb or April. We also get 96 hrs of sick/personal time & are paid for snow days & delays w/out using accrued personal leave . Depending on education level & experience our special ed paras earn on avg $15/hr. Our admins & execs (myself included) obviously earn more than our paras.
at 8:59 AM on Jan. 7, 2011