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850: English as a Second Language

Date: July 24, 2020

Responsible Administrator: Associate Superintendent Education Services

 

PURPOSE

Sturgeon Public Schools recognizes its responsibility to provide support and instruction to English as a Second Language (ESL)students. Whenever a student from Canada or newly arrived in Canada requires English as a Second Language learning, programming will be provided.

PROCESS

The Associate Superintendent Education Services is responsible for maintaining this Administrative Procedure.

PROCEDURE

1. Provision of English as a Second Language services shall be determined by a student's language, communication and academic needs.

2. English as a Second Language programming for students may vary in length and intensity depending on the student’s needs.

3. The Associate Superintendent Corporate Services shall access the available funds from Alberta Education for English as a Second Language programming in the Division.

4. The Principal shall ensure that school procedures are in place for receiving, assessing, placing, monitoring and evaluating English Language Learners, in accordance with Alberta Education’s funding guidelines.

5. The Principal shall advise the Director, Learning Support of the need for English as a Second Language programming in a school after the school staff have assessed the need for the program.

6. The Principal shall ensure that students receiving English as a Second Language (ESL) supports and programming have a learning plan and this is communicated to parents/guardians.

 

References:

Guide to Education ECS to Grade 12

Education Act: Section 3, 17, 18, 11, 53, 196, 197, 222

Funding Manual for School Authorities