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 2: Parental and Community Involvement
Guideline: The Elementary and Secondary Education Act as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires districts receiving Title I subgrant funds should implement an effective means of outreach to parents of ELs. Likewise, local education agencies (LEAs) receiving a Title III formula subgrant must conduct parent, family, and community engagement activities to strengthen participation.To fulfill these responsibilities, school districts should develop procedures for providing parents of ELL students with the same information provided to the parents of their English language peers in a language appropriate manner. As a result of these obligations, school districts must develop effective ways for involving parents of their ELL students in their child's education. Please refer to Element 3: Communicate With and Involve Parents of our ELL KnowledgeBase for Administrators and Teachers.