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Paraprofessional Welcome


Welcome! As you begin your role with Mankato Area Public Schools, there are a number of Professional Development sessions that are required prior to first stepping into your new position. We have streamlined these sessions in an online format and hope you find them both informational and engaging. These should not take more than four hours. All trainings are housed in a system called Infinitec which allows you to watch a video and take a quiz to demonstrate learning. Please read the questions carefully as some are multiple choice (allowing only one response) while others are "select all that apply" (allowing you to choose more than one response).

You must pass the quiz in order to get credit for the training.
Use the document provided by the Office of Human Resources to login to Infinitec and use the links below to complete the required trainings.


The Paraprofessional and Student Success: Four Corners of Super Para Status

1 hr

Mandated Reporting

.25 hr

Privacy in Education: Understanding FERPA and HIPPA

.75 hr

Bullying Basics

.5 hr

Bloodborne Pathogens 

.5 hr


All Special Education Paras do this as well. The presentation and video below provide an overview of third party billing for any personal care you provide. An assessment is required as well. Once you've finished, you'll be asked to enter your certification number in an online form. The Video in the presentation explains this:

  1. PCA Study Guide

  2. PCA DHS Test

  3. Enter Certification Number Here

Paraprofessional PD - Ongoing


Professional Development Coordinator
Sarah Morrison
10 Civic Center Plaza, Suite 1
Mankato, Minnesota 56001