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    Schools' Civil Rights Obligations to English Learner Students and Limited English Proficient Parents

    The obligation not to discriminate based on race, color, or national origin requires public schools to take affirmative steps to ensure that limited English proficient (LEP) students, now more commonly known as English Learner (EL) students or English Language Learners (ELLs), can meaningfully participate in educational services, and to communicate information to LEP parents in a language they can understand.

    Fact Sheet, Ensuring English Learner Students Can Participate Meaningfully and Equally in Educational Services (translations available)

    Fact Sheet, Information for Limited English Proficient Parents and for Schools and School Districts that Communicate with Them (translations available)

    Information for Parents to support your Leveled Reader

    Chinese: Parent Guidelines for Books, Level A-C Informational Text, Level A-C Literary Text, Level D-H Informational Text, Level D-H Literary Text, Level I-L Informational Text, Level I-L Literary Text, Level M-P Informational Text, Level M-P Literary Text.

    English: Parent Guidelines for Books, Level A-C Informational Text, Level A-C Literary Text, Level D-H Informational Text, Level D-H Literary Text, Level I-L Informational Text, Level I-L Literary Text, Level M-P Informational Text, Level M-P Literary Text.

    Somali: Parent Guidelines for Books, Level A-C Informational Text, Level A-C_Literary Text, Level D-H Informational Text, Level D-H Literary Text, Level I-L Informational Text, Level I-L Literary Text, Level M-P_Informational Text, Level M-P_Literary Text.

    Spanish: Parent Guidelines for Books, Level A-C Informational Text, Level A-C Literary Text, Level D-H Informational Text, Level D-H Literary Text, Level I-L Informational Text, Level I-L_Literary Text, Level M-P Informational Text, Level M-P_Literary Text.

    Vietnamese: Parent Guidelines for Books, Level A-C Informational Text, Level A-C Literary Text, Level D-H Informational Text, Level D-H Literacy Text, Level I-L Informational Text, Level I-L Literary Text, Level M-P Informational Text, Level M-P Literary Text.

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    Michelle Ota
    Director, ELL and International Services
    206-252-0072

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