English Learners Administrative

Title III

Deadline to submit the Title III Plan is July 1st (or next business day if July 1st is on the weekend).


LAU Plan

"There is no equality of treatment merely by providing students with the same facilities, textbooks, teachers, and curriculum; for students who do not understand English are effectively foreclosed from any meaningful education." - Lau v. Nichols (1974)

What is a Lau Plan?

A Lau plan is an equal access plan that protects ELs. The plan describes what a school district will do:

  • to identify its ELs
  • to design an effective program reflective of their needs
  • to employ appropriate English-as-a-second-language or bilingual personnel (or both),
  • to align the instruction of ELs to state and local content standards
  • to provide ongoing authentic assessments to ascertain their growth in English language proficiency and in the comprehension of academic content.

A Lau plan is a "working document" that should be revisited frequently.

Essential components of a Lau plan include the legal foundation, student assessments, an instructional plan, parental involvement, qualified personnel, a coordination plan, a budget, adjunct services, and other possible considerations.


Student Counts

 
School Year EL Enrollment School Year EL Enrollment
2017-2018 *38,952 2000-2001 11,537
2016-2017 *30,136 1999-2000 10,238
2015-2016 *29,694 1998-1999 7,679
2014-2015 *28,832 1997-1998 6,891
2013-2014 *27,151 1996-1997 6,748 (234 NP)
2012-2013 26,299 1995-1996 6,053 (393 NP)
2011-2012 24,779 1994-1995 5,445 (332 NP)
2010-2011 21,209 1993-1994 4,765 (383 NP)
2009-2010 20,266 1992-1993 4,368 (567 NP)
2008-2009 19,083 1991-1992 4,350 (512 NP)
2007-2008 19,095 1990-1991 3,815 (588 NP)
2006-2007 19,970 1989-1990 3,349 (505 NP)
2005-2006 18,605 1988-1989 2,779 (229 NP)
2004-2005 19,092 1987-1988 2,787 (409 NP)
2003-2004 18,745 1986-1987 3,122
2002-2003 14,855 1985-1986 3,156 (380 NP)
2001-2002 13,121    

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