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Parent Bill of Rights for English Learners / Multilingual Learners

Connecticut State Department of EducationP.A.23-150 Section 17Pursuant to  P.A.23-150 Section 17 the State Board of Education shall draft a written bill of rights for parents or guardians of students who are multilingual learners to guarantee that the rights of such parents and students are adequately safeguarded and protected in the provision of bilingual education under chapter 164 of the general statutes, and the sharing of this bill of rights in the dominant language of the parents or guardians. 

This means that, according to P.A.23-150 Section 17, the State Board of Education will create a clear list of rights for parents or guardians of students who are learning multiple languages. This list will make sure that the rights of these parents and students are kept safe and protected when they get bilingual education as described in Chapter 164 of the general laws. The list of rights will be given to parents or guardians in the language they best understand.

For the school year commencing July 1, 2024, and each school year thereafter, each local and regional board of education providing a program of bilingual education or English as a new language shall:   

  1. Provide the parents and guardians of eligible students with a copy of the multilingual learner bill of rights in the dominant language of such parents and guardians,
  2. Make such copies of the multilingual learner bill of rights available on the Internet website of such board.

This means that starting on July 1, 2024, and in the years following, every local and regional board of education that offers bilingual education or English as a new language program must:

  1. Give the parents and guardians of eligible students a copy of the multilingual learner bill of rights in the language they understand best.
  2. Make this multilingual learner bill of rights available on the board’s website.

These are the declarations of the English Learner/Multilingual Learner Bill of Rights 

 

Visit the Connecticut State Department of Education website

English

First page of the PDF file: parent_bill_of_rights_elml

Espanol

First page of the PDF file: parent_bill_of_rights_elml-spanish

Chino mandarin

First page of the PDF file: parent_bill_of_rights_elml-chinesemandarin

Portugu├ęs

First page of the PDF file: parent_bill_of_rights_elml-portuguese