The Washington 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.



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

Board minutes, 10-2-03


Washington Parish School Board