Emergent Bilingual Learner Services/Programs
Title III, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as reauthorized under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), aims to ensure that Emergent Bilingual Learners and immigrant students attain English proficiency and develop high levels of academic achievement in English. Title III will also assist all Emergent Bilingual Learners meet the same challenging State academic standards that all children are expected to meet.
Upon enrolling in the district, all families complete the Home Language Survey, which is completed by parents. If parents do not indicate a language other than English, their children are NOT eligible for ESL/Bilingual services, including Summer School programs. Based on the Home Language Survey (HLS), if a language other than English is present in the home, the learner is assessed to determine their English Proficiency level. If the student is not yet proficient in English, the Language Proficiency Assessment Committee will consider the student an Emergent Bilingual Learner, and offer either Bilingual or English as a Second Language (ESL) services.