FILE:  IDDH

Cf:  JQH

 

LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENCY PROGRAM

 

 

The Plaquemines Parish School Board recognizes that the inability to speak and understand the English language limits the student's effective participation in the educational programs of the School District.  Students whose primary languages are languages other than English shall be provided special assistance, in conformity with applicable Federal and State statutes and regulations, until they are able to use English in a manner that allows effective, relevant participation in regular classroom instruction.

 

Parents shall be notified of their children's eligibility for the limited English proficiency program no later thirty (30) days after the start of school.  Notification shall include their child's level of proficiency and how it was assessed, program components and expectations, parental rights, and any other information required by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001.  All written communications to parents shall be in a uniform format that is comprehensible to families and in a language the parents can understand.

 

New policy:  April, 2010

Adopted:  November 1, 2010

 

 

Ref:    20 USC 6801 et seq. (Language Instruction for Limited English Proficient and Immigrant Students)

20 USC 7401 (Indian Education)

 

Plaquemines Parish School Board