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English Language Learners (ELL) Task Force Remote Meeting

There will be an English Learner Students with Disabilities Subcommittee remote meeting on March 4 at 3 p.m.

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Discussion Topics

  1. Welcome
  2. Updates and discussion on the efforts to provide native language access for English learner students with disabilities (ELSWD):

    a. Short- and long-term plans for ELSWD students at the Office of English Learners and the Office of Special Education

    b. Teacher vacancies in English Learners and Special Education programs and the efforts to hire bilingual educators for ELSWD students for school year 2022-2023

    c. ESSER and other new funding for ELSWD programming

    d. Data gathering on existing bilingual staff, and professional development towards bilingual staffing for ELSWD students

    e. Updating the checklist/dropdown menu for developing individualized education plans (IEPs) to include access to native language

    f. Transition planning for life skills in home language settings as ELSWD students age out of Boston Public Schools

    g. Student assignment for ELSWD students

    h. Bilingual sign language

  3. Identify next steps
  4. Adjourn
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