This KnowledgeBase archive includes content and external links that were accurate and relevant as of September 30, 2019.
The English Language Learner (ELL) KnowledgeBase for Administrators and Teachers is an online resource supporting both the administration, teaching and execution of programs for English learning students. It offers resources related to Office for Civil Rights (OCR) requirements and the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
Task 1: Become Familiar with Legal Requirements and OCR Guidelines
School district personnel should familiarize themselves with the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) guidelines for parental notification in an appropriate language. The district should then develop procedures to determine which documents should be translated into languages spoken at home. The school principal should follow established procedures to ensure documents are translated and distributed to parents of English language learner students in the language spoken at home. If documents are not translated, then he or she must determine whether a telephone call from a translator would be sufficient.