Purpose:

  • Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD will take practicable steps to ensure that parents, guardians, and others English Learners have access and equal opportunity to important school information.  Information will be provided in an understandable and uniform format, and to the extent practicable, in a language that parents/guardians can understand [Section 1112(e)(4); 114(b)(4); 1116(e)(5); 1116(f)].

Types of Translation Available:

  • Language assistance will be provided through a bilingual staff interpreter, written translated materials and documents, and technology-assisted website translation capabilities.

Data Used to Determine Translation Needs:

  • Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD will conduct annual review of the language access needs of our parents, guardians, and others through review of the Home Language Forms, district/campus ethnicity data, and educator/parent/student feedback and requests.   

    Based on this analysis, the district has determined that they will provide information in the following languages: _Spanish and English__

Documents/Information to be Translated:

  • The District/Campus(es) Improvement Plan(s) and the Parent Family Engagement written policy(ies) will be available in Spanish and available upon request verbally via an interpreter or via website translation capability. 

    Written parent newsletters from the Parent Family Engagement State-Wide Initiative will be provided to parents/guardians in the identified language(s).

    School Parent Compact written information will be translated into the identified language(s). Teacher-Parent Conferences (Compact) will be conducted in the presence of a staff interpreter.

    Written reports will be translated into the identified language for the parent/guardian.  Further explanation or detail on the report will be provided to the parent/guardian via a staff interpreter.

Monitoring:

  • On an ongoing basis, Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD will assess changes in demographics, types of services or other needs that may require reevaluation of this procedure.  In addition, Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD will regularly assess the efficacy of these procedures used for the delivery of language assistance.