Parent Resources

  • State and Federal law requires the Boston Public Schools to communicate meaningfully with parents or guardians who are not proficient in English. The attached resource documents from the United States Department of Justice and the United States Department of Education provide information specific to your rights as parents and guardians to be provided information in a language you can understand.

    Please find the complete guidance and additional resources here: https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/ellresources.html

LEP Parent Fact Sheet

  • Information for Limited English Proficient (LEP) Parents and Guardians and for Schools and School Districts that Communicate with Them

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    This fact sheet answers common questions about the rights of parents and guardians who do not speak, listen, read, or write English proficiently because it is not their primary language.

    Must my child’s school provide information to me in a language I can understand?

    Yes. Schools must communicate information to limited English proficient parents in a language they can understand about any program, service, or activity that is called to the attention of parents who are proficient in English. This includes, but is not limited to, information related to:

    • registration and enrollment in school and school programs
    • language assistance programs
    • report cards
    • student discipline policies and procedures
    • special education and related services, and meetings to discuss special education
    • parent-teacher conferences
    • grievance procedures and notices of nondiscrimination
    • parent handbooks
    • gifted and talented programs
    • magnet and charter schools
    • requests for parent permission for student participation in school activities

     

    Click here to learn about EL parent rights.

EL Student Fact Sheet