Having a school district of diverse population and where over 50% are Hispanic / Latino and over 82 languages are spoken, I would encourage FULL SUPPORT of this item below. As a public entity we are responsible for educating all children who arrive in our school district. I continuously advocate for funding that will ensure we meet our district’s vision to provide equitable services to our English Language Learners and Limited English Proficient students who may be identified as unaccompanied minors.
• The CR also includes a $14 million increase in funding through English Language Acquisition (ELA) Grants to help accommodate unaccompanied minor children that have been released to sponsors since January 1, 2014. School districts could use funding for supplemental academic and non-academic services. This is for school districts that have had a significant increase in unaccompanied minor children.
DUAL LANGUAGE IMMERSION