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Policy & Compliance

State & Title III Compliance

To comply with Title III guidelines, we:

  • Identify, assess, and appropriately place students who are from non-English language backgrounds.
  • Provide a rigorous language instruction program that increases English language proficiency and student achievement.
  • Provide instructional support and professional growth opportunities to ESL teachers to facilitate effective teaching and curriculum implementation.
  • Provide instructional equipment, classroom supplies, and materials for effective language acquisition programs and academic development.
  • Provide communication support for new immigrant parents, coordinate community outreach activities, and facilitate translation services for the district.
  • Manage the program budget, teacher assignments, and state and federal compliance obligations.
  • Coordinate with MSCS departments and schools to provide a high-quality language program that exceeds State and federal education department standards.
  • Advise MSCS departments and schools of state and federal education department compliance requirements.
  • Collect and maintain district EL data as required by State and Federal regulations.

ESL Handbook

  • The ESL Handbook contains information on some of the following topics:
    • The MSCS ESL Program & ESL Service Models
    • ESL-related policies and procedures
    • Language Assessments
    • Individual Learning Plans (ILPs)
    • Retention Prevention and Reclassification
    • Extended Learning Opportunities
    • Multilingual Family Resources
  • Please note that while the ESL handbook is reviewed annually, information is subject to change based on changes in state/district rules and policy