Limited English Proficiency
In accordance with the Board’s philosophy to provide a quality educational program to all students, the District shall provide an appropriate research-based instructional program for identified students whose dominant language is not English. The program shall include bilingual or English as a Second Language (ESOL) instruction. The purpose of this program is to increase the English proficiency of eligible students so that they can attain the academic standards and graduation requirements adopted by the Board.
The Superintendent or his/her designee shall implement and supervise a Limited English Proficiency (LEP) program that ensures appropriate LEP instruction and complies with federal and state laws and regulations.
Legal Reference: Connecticut General Statutes:
10-17 English language to be medium of instruction. Exception.
10-17a Establishment of bilingual and bicultural program.
10-17d Application for and receipt of federal funds.
10-17f Required bilingual education.
10-17g Application for grant. Annual evaluation report.
P. L. 107-110, No Child Left Behind Act of 2001.
Adopted: May 16, 1988
Revised: April 12, 2011