Policy IHBEA: English Language Learners

In accordance with Federal law, State law, and the Massachusetts Department of Education regulations and guidance, the School District will provide an instructional program for all identified English language learners (ELL) in grades kindergarten through 12 that is designed specifically to assist them in learning English and in learning subject matter content.

The School District will identify students whose dominant language may not be English through home language surveys that identify a primary home language is other than English (PHLOTE), observations, intake assessments, and recommendations of parents/guardians, teachers and other persons. Identified students will be assessed annually to determine their level of proficiency in the English language.

LEGAL REF:

20 U.S.C. 3001 et seq. (language instruction for limited English proficient and immigrant students contained in No Child Left Behind Act of 2001)
42 U.S.C. 2000d (Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964)
MGL 71A
603 CMR 14.00

Region Voted to Approve: 5/15/07
Amherst Voted to Approve: 8/13/07
Pelham Voted to Approve: 1/03/08
Effective Date: 1/03/08
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