It is time Paraprofessionals are acknowledge as instructional personnel! Stop non-instructional personnel from taking your job! Don\'t take a pay and benefits cut while accross the country Paraprofessionals are making great strides attaining pay raises and better benefits. You work with children because you choose to not because you have no choice! You care about children now show your support. Yes I want to take a vote to start my own MEA unit. Yes I want to have a contract that addresses my needs as an instructional professional.