English Language Learners

The Millbury Public Schools (MPS) is committed to providing a quality education to each child. MPS is a low incidence English Language Learner (ELL) district with a population of less than 20 students within a specific language group. It is important that the district provides ELL students or Limited English Proficient (LEP) students with the appropriate opportunity to become proficient in English and provide access to the curricula. Because some ELL and LEP students do not have a strong base of literacy or fluency in their primary language, they need to be instructed to develop essential language skills in speaking, listening, reading, and writing in English. To accomplish these goals, ELL students will receive individual tutoring and Sheltered English Instruction (SEI) in classrooms, in accordance with state and federal laws. SEI addresses the concepts and skills as defined in the curricula and assists students with language development.

Title VI of the Federal Civil Rights Act does not permit time limitation of services for English Language Learners and requires that ELLs be provided language support services until they are proficient enough in English to participate meaningfully in the district’s education program.

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