The Translation and Interpretation Toolkit for BPS Staff is a comprehensive resource designed to empower educators and administrators in providing BPS parents equitable access to information and resources in a language they can understand. In today's multicultural society, schools often serve students who come from families that speak different languages at home. Many of our families are not proficient in English or do not speak English at all, presenting a unique set of challenges for effective communication and inclusion. This toolkit serves as a valuable guide, providing school district staff with essential information on available language access services, how to access the services, language access policies, best practices, information on relevant laws, regulations, and compliance requirements related to language access in education, and guidelines for developing and implementing language access plans within schools. It includes templates that can be customized to meet the specific needs of individual schools.
To access the Toolkit, please click here.