Change In How Bilingual Teachers Are Assigned

A friend of the site sent in this email from bilingual ed, which seems to be saying that AIOs will assign bilinguals rather than having them hired directly by schools. Is that right? Is that legal? Why are they making the change?

Contact Name: Pat Fassos and Ovidio Villarreal

Contact Phone: 773-553-1930

Department: Language and Cultural Education

Summary:

The Office of Language and Cultural Education will be

supporting Bilingual Summer Programs for English

Language Learners (ELLs) who in Fall 2008 will either

continue in transitional bilingual education or

transition into the general program of instruction.

Complete Text:

In collaboration with the Office of Elementary Areas

and Schools, the Office of Language and Cultural

Education will be supporting Bilingual Summer Programs

for English Language Learners (ELLs) who in Fall 2008

will either continue in transitional bilingual

education or transition into the general program of

instruction.

In the past, positions for these programs were given


directly to schools. This year positions will be given


to the Areas to assign to schools. Details regarding


this process will be forthcoming.

Please note that ELLs in benchmark grades who do not

meet the promotion criteria (academics and attendance)

must to the bridge designated elementary and high

schools.

Filed under: 125 S. Clark Street

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