Policy IHBEA: English Language Learners

In accordance with Federal law, State law, and the MassachusettsDepartment of Education regulations and guidance, the School Districtwill provide an instructional program for all identified Englishlanguage learners (ELL) in grades kindergarten through 12 that isdesigned specifically to assist them in learning English and in learningsubject matter content.

The School District will identify students whose dominant languagemay not be English through home language surveys that identify a primaryhome language is other than English (PHLOTE), observations, intakeassessments, and recommendations of parents/guardians, teachers andother persons. Identified students will be assessed annually todetermine their level of proficiency in the English language.

LEGAL REF:

20 U.S.C. 3001 et seq. (language instruction for limited Englishproficient and immigrant students contained in No Child Left BehindAct 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