Oswego City School District
120 East First Street
Oswego, New York 13126
Phone: 315-341-2000

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Adoption Date: 12/20/2011, Revised: 7/21/2015
8000 - INSTRUCTION

ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY INSTRUCTION
8280 Instruction for English Language Learners or Students with Limited English Proficiency

 

                  The Board of Education recognizes its responsibility to ensure that students of foreign birth or ancestry who are identified as English Language Learners (ELLs) are provided with an appropriate bilingual education or English as a New Language (ENL) program.

 

         The District has developed a comprehensive plan to meet the educational needs of ELLs. The plan will be kept on file in the District and submitted to the Commissioner of Education prior to the start of each school year. The plan includes:

 

         a)      The District's philosophy regarding the education of ELLs;

 

         b)      The District's administrative practices and procedures to screen, identify, and        place ELLs in appropriate programs;

 

         c)      The District's plan to provide parents and other persons in parental relation with   information about all bilingual education and ENL programs available in   the District and notices regarding program placement and the rights of parents or   persons in parental relation in a language they best understand;

 

         d)      The District's system to annually measure and track the academic progress and   English language proficiency of ELLs and use of data to drive instruction;

 

         e)      A description of the District's curricular and extracurricular services provided to   ELLs;

 

         f)      The District's administrative practices to annually evaluate ELLs;

 

         g)      The District's procedure to identify support services for ELLs;

 

         h)      The District's policies and procedures regarding ELLs who are students with   disabilities;

 

         i)       The District's procedures to exit ELLs including those students with        inconsistent/interrupted formal education;

 

         j)       The District's services to support former ELLs.

 

         Additionally, the District will provide professional development to all teachers, level III teaching assistants, and administrators that specifically addresses the needs of ELLs.

 

The Superintendent will ensure that all data, including plans, assurances, and reports as required by the Commissioner's regulations, is submitted to the State Education Department in a timely manner.

 

 

Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended by the No Child Left Behind Act

  of 2001, Sections 1112(g) and 3302(a)

Education Law Section 3204

8 NYCRR Section 100.2(g), Parts 117 and 154

 

 


Policy References:
Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended by the No Child Left Behind Act
of 2001, Sections 1112(g) and 3302(a)
Education Law Sections 207, 215, 2117, 3204(2)(2-a), 3602, and 3713
8 New York Code of Rules and Regulations (NYCRR) Section 100.2(g) and Parts 117 and 154