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 Parents of English Learners


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Click here to access frequently asked questions posted on the English Learner Programs webpage on the Federal Programs website​To discuss the use of Title I funds for parent and family engagement, please contact your Title I Area Specialist. For information about Title III, please contact your Title III Regional Specialist​.

Title I or Title III Supplemental Language Services

Previously stated in both Title I and Title III under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), the overarching parent and family engagement law regarding notices to parents of English Learners (ELs) receiving supplemental language services is now solely under Title I, Part A, Section 1112(e)(3)(A) in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Local educational agencies (LEAs) are required to notify, in an understandable language and format, parents of ELs who have been selected to participate in the LEA’s Title III or Title I supplemental English language services. This notice also permits the parent to waive participation in the Title-funded services.

Below are templates in English and other languages as resources for LEAs to use starting with the 2017-2018 school year in notifying parents of participating ELs of their child's selection for participation in a federally-funded English language service, supplemental to the state-funded English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) language program. Click on each link to download the specified template.​ The Georgia Department of Education recommends that district Title I and ESOL staff collaborate to comply with federal requirements.​​ Please refer to the FAQ above for additional information.

Communicating with Parents of English Learners (ELs)

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WIDA Assessment Webinars for Parents of ELs 
(English and Spanish) ​​​

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(Please refer to Chapter 10 of the Federal Programs Handbook.)