Topic is not addressed in state statutes or regulations, but is addressed in non-codified policy.
Code of the District of Columbia 2-1935.01. Language access for students.
- (A) The local education agency within which the public school or public charter school is located shall designate a school language access coordinator who shall oversee and monitor each public school or public charter school within the local education agency to ensure compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, approved July 2, 1964 (78 Stat. 252; 42 U.S.C. § 2000d et seq.), Title III of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, approved April 11, 1965 (79 Stat. 39; 20 U.S.C. § 6801 et seq.), and this subchapter.
- (B) The Office of Human Rights shall assist any language access liaison or language access coordinator acting pursuant to this section with providing training for front office staff and support staff, teachers, and counselors on how to use the public school or public charter school’s language access line, how to work with interpreters, and on the best practices for interacting with and integrating English language learner students and their families.
English Learner Policy and Programs
This webpage includes resources regarding family and community engagement for parents of English learners, including a toolkit for ensuring meaningful communication from the U.S. Department of Education and a training webinar on family engagement practices.