English Language Learner Students

The SSPS will ensure that EL students in foster care will participate meaningfully and equally in educational programs by doing the following:

  • Identifying and assessing all potential EL students in a timely, valid and reliable manner;

  • Provide EL students with a language assistance program that is educationally sound and proven successful;

  • Sufficiently staff and support the language assistance programs for EL students;

  • Ensure that EL students have equal opportunities to meaningfully participate in all curricular and extra-curricular activities;

  • Avoid unnecessary segregation of EL students;

  • Ensure that EL students with disabilities are evaluated in a timely and appropriate manner for special education and disability-related services and that their language needs are considered in these evaluations and delivery of services;

  • Meet the needs of EL students who opt out of language assistance programs;

  • Monitor and evaluate EL students in language assistance programs following federal guidelines;

  • Continue to evaluate the effectiveness of school districts language assistance program and progress of each student;

  • Ensure meaningful communication with the parents of the students.