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The District recognizes that students who come from homes where a language other than English is spoken may require special instructional programs.  The District will provide free, appropriate English language instruction to all students identified as less than fluent in listening, speaking, reading and writing.

The District’s English as a Second Language Program seeks to ensure the best educational opportunity for all students with limited English proficiency to prepare them to engage in the quality K‐12 education provided by the District.  To meet this goal, certified teachers with English Language Learner (ELL) training will identify all ELL students, provide them with the services necessary to meet their language needs, and assess them annually to monitor progress.  The program will enable the students to acquire the English language skills to succeed academically, and also contribute to the development of the student’s potential and acquisition of the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to contribute to society while maintaining pride in their first language and culture.

Meeting the needs of K‐12 English Language Learners will include the training and participation of all teachers and staff, as well as encouraging the participation of parents in the educational process.

Approved: January 22, 2007

Reviewed: May 11, 2015