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Education Support Professionals (ESP)

A local option program, Education Support Professionals (ESP) include school secretaries, paraprofessionals, custodial staff, food service staff and bus drivers.

ESP have numerous resources available from KNEA and from the National Education Association ESP Program which includes:

A Part of the KNEA Team

Through KNEA, Educational Support Professionals get the respect they deserve.

What happens to your salaries and benefits when you're off work because of snow days? This impacted many ESP members and KNEA worked to solve that dilemma. Need to know more about "highly qualified" requirements for paraprofessionals? KNEA is the key. How about the licensing requirements for bus drivers? Just ask KNEA.

Get your concerns voiced in the state Legislature. Gain bargaining rights. Gain professional development and leadership training. Get news through KNEA publications and websites.

ESP members take care of our children every day and make sure they have the tools they need to succeed in our schools and classrooms. KNEA takes care of ESP members - ensuring that they have the tools they need so they can succeed. too.


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