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Folsom Cordova USD |  BP  4112.22  Personnel

Staff Teaching English Learners   

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Statement of Purpose

1. The Governing Board recognizes the considerable and increasing number of English Learner (EL) students throughout the district.

2. A teacher assigned to instruct ELs must possess a valid authorization for instruction to ELs in addition to a valid authorization in the content area of instruction. The requirement for the authorization is based on the rights and needs of the students to an appropriate education.

3. Certificated administrators are not required by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) to obtain EL Authorizations.

4. A valid authorization for EL includes:

* CLAD (Cross cultural Language and Academic Development)

* Emergency CLAD

* BCLAD (Bilingual Cross cultural Language and Academic Development)

* SB 1969/SB 395/AB2913 (SDAIE)

* LDS (Language Development Specialist)

* BCC (Bilingual Certificate of Competence)

* ESL (English as a Second Language) Supplemental Authorization

* SB 2042 (Clear Credential)

* AB 1059 (English Learners)

* A certificate or credential deemed equivalent by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC).

Application of this Policy

1. All Employees Who Possess a Valid EL Authorization

All currently employed K-12 teachers who possess a valid California EL authorization shall maintain it as a condition of employment.

2. Currently Employed K-12 Teachers

All currently employed K-12 teachers who are either providing classroom instruction, or who are authorized to provide classroom instruction, shall possess a valid California EL authorization by June 30, 2011.

3. Future K-12 Teachers

Future K-12 teachers shall either possess a valid California EL authorization at the time of hire, or shall (as a condition of continued employment) obtain a valid California EL authorization within 12 calendar months of employment.

4. Authority of Superintendent or Designee

a. The Superintendent, or designee, shall monitor that employees who provide instruction to EL students possess an EL authorization.

b. The Superintendent, or designee, is authorized to take steps to ensure that affected employees are in compliance with this policy.

5. Failure to Comply

Affected employees who fail to comply with this policy shall be subject to adverse personnel action which may include, by way of illustration and not limitation, involuntary unpaid leave and/or dismissal.

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 FOLSOM CORDOVA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: February 5, 1998 Folsom, California

revised: August 3, 2006

revised: December 9, 2010