Florida - Engagement of Parents of English Language Learners: Program requirements

Area: 
Program Requirement
Policy Type: 
Statute
Summary: 

State law requires parent and family engagement as a component of English Language Learner (ELL) programs.

Florida Statutes 1002.20 K-12 student and parent rights.

Parents of public school students must receive accurate and timely information regarding their child’s academic progress and must be informed of ways they can help their child to succeed in school. K-12 students and their parents are afforded numerous statutory rights including, but not limited to, the following:
(10) Limited English proficient students. — In accordance with the provisions of s. 1003.56, limited English proficient students have the right to receive ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) instruction designed to develop the student’s mastery of listening, speaking, reading, and writing in English as rapidly as possible, and the students’ parents have the right of parental involvement in the ESOL program.

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