I posted this in another thread but I would love to hear some perspectives on this situation: My school has hired an new para and there are some other issues with this para that are making me uncomfortable. He started a week and a half ago and he is already VERY friendly with the kids and is getting too close to some of them. The kids refer to him by his first name and "bro." On his second day at work, he was eating lunch with two girls in the hallway (where they are not supposed to be!!!). These girls of course have a crush on him and they kept asking about him/looking for him in the hallway today during lunch. Apparently he sits with them during lunch regularly in the hallway. It is the same with so many of the girls. He also promised to buy two boys expensive sneakers if they made a certain shot in basketball. His dress is also very unprofessional (ripped jeans and a hat) which my mentor does not agree with. He also talks to kids while I am teaching a lesson and it is getting frustrating. I brought these concerns to my mentor and she agrees with me but doesn't know what to do. Can someone give me any perspective on this--especially the part about getting too close with students? It is his first week so he may not understand boundaries yet. I don't know if I am overreacting or if I should be concerned.