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South San Francisco USD |  AR  4112.22  Personnel

Staff Teaching Students Of Limited English Proficiency   

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Definitions

Instruction for English language development (ELD) means instruction designed specifically for limited-English-proficient students to develop their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in English. (Education Code 44253.2)

Specially designed academic instruction in English (SDAIE) means instruction in a subject area, delivered in English, that is specially designed to meet the needs of limited-English-proficient students. (Education Code 44253.2)

Content instruction delivered in the primary language means instruction in a subject area delivered in the primary language of the student. (Education Code 44253.2)

Teacher Qualifications

The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that a teacher providing instruction for ELD, SDAIE, and/or content instruction in any student's primary language possesses the appropriate authorization issued by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC).

(cf. 1312.4 - Williams Uniform Complaint Procedures)

(cf. 4112.2 - Certification)

(cf. 4112.21 - Interns)

(cf. 4112.24 - Teacher Qualifications Under the No Child Left Behind Act)

(cf. 4113 - Assignment)

(cf. 4222 - Teacher Aides/Paraprofessionals)

(cf. 6174 - Education for English Language Learners)

The Governing Board shall make reasonable efforts to assign teachers with appropriate ELD authorizations to those students who need ELD instruction. However, a teacher awarded a Certificate of Completion of Staff Development for SDAIE pursuant to Education Code 44253.11 shall be considered certified and competent to provide ELD instruction. (Education Code 44253.11)

(cf. 4131 - Staff Development)

A teacher may be provisionally assigned to provide instruction for ELD or SDAIE during the period that he/she is pursuing training to complete a Certificate of Completion of Staff Development pursuant to Education Code 44253.10 or 44253.11.

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

Regulation SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

approved: November 18, 2010 South San Francisco, California