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Alameda City USD  |  BP  4112.22  Personnel

Staff Teaching Students Of Limited English Proficiency   

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The Board of Education recognizes that the recruitment, development and retention of an adequate number of qualified instructors and assistants is essential to the success of programs for students of limited English proficiency (LEP). The Board shall take action, within budgetary constraints, to provide personnel who are competent to properly assess and skillfully instruct students of limited English proficiency.

LEP staff competencies shall be determined either by their credentials or by their meeting district criteria which have been approved by the Department of Education.

The Superintendent or designee shall develop a plan to remedy the district's shortage of qualified teachers in accordance with law and with State Department of Education approval. This plan shall include an appropriate staff development program designed to provide training in English language development teaching methodology, bilingual cross-cultural teaching methodology, and in the acquisition of the primary language of students of limited English proficiency. The plan shall specify the number of teachers to be trained and the number expected to meet certification or local designation standards each year. The training program shall also address the needs of teachers assigned to LEP instructional settings on an interim basis.

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

44253.1-44253.11 Certification for bilingual-crosscultural competence

44258.9 County superintendent review of teacher assignment

44259.5 Standards for teachers of all students, including English language learners

44380-44386 Alternative certification

52052 Adequate yearly progress

52160-52178 Bilingual-Bicultural Act of 1976

52180-52186 Bilingual teacher training assistance program

62001-62005. 5 Evaluation and sunsetting of programs

99230-99242 Mathematics and Reading Professional Development Program

CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 5

6100-6125 Teacher qualifications, No Child Left Behind Act

80016 Certificate of completion of staff development to teach English learners

UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 20

6319 Highly qualified teachers

6601-6651 Training and recruiting high-quality teachers

6801-7014 Language instruction for English learners and immigrant students

7801 Definitions, highly qualified teacher

CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS, TITLE 34

200.55-200.57 Highly qualified teachers

COURT DECISIONS

Teresa P. et al v. Berkeley Unified School District et al (1989) 724 F.Supp. 698

Management Resources:

COMMISSION ON TEACHER CREDENTIALING PUBLICATIONS

Languages Other than English Single Subject Matter Standards for the Single Subject Teaching Credential, May 2004

CL-622 Serving English Learners, April 2006

COMMISSION ON TEACHER CREDENTIALING CODED CORRESPONDENCE

06-0020 Implementation of Senate Bill 1292 regarding options to earn an English learner authorization, December 13, 2006

04-0001 Clarification of authorizations to teach English learners, January 12, 2004

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION GUIDANCE

Improving Teacher Quality State Grants Title II, Part A Non-Regulatory Draft Guidance, rev. January 16, 2004

WEB SITES

CSBA: http://www.csba.org

California Association for Bilingual Education: http://www.bilingualeducation.org

California Department of Education, English Learners: http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/el

California Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages: http://www.catesol.org

Commission on Teacher Credentialing: http://www.ctc.ca.gov

U.S. Department of Education: http://www.ed.gov

Policy ALAMEDA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: September 10, 1996 Alameda, California

revised: August 25, 2009