The Board of Education recognizes that students with limited English proficiency may be entitled to supplemental instruction in a bilingual education or a free-standing English as a second language program.

The Superintendent of Schools is directed to promulgate regulations that provide suitable screening for limited English proficiency, and access to appropriate school programs in accordance with the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education.

Ref: Education Law §3204
Bilingual Education Act of 1974 §§1701 et. seq., 20 USC §§880b et seq.
Equal Educational Opportunities Act of 1974 §§201 et. seq., 20 USC §§80.9;
80.10; 117; 154 et seq.
Lau v. Nichols, 414 U.S. 563 (1974)
Rios v. Read 480 F. Supp. 14 (1978)
Cintron v. Brentwood UFSD, 455 F. Supp. 57 (1978)
Aspira of New York v. Board of Educ. (City of New York), 394 F. Supp. 1161
(1974)
8 NYCRR §§80.9; 80.10; 117; 154 et seq.

Adopted: February 26, 1996