Tucson Unified School District will ensure access to District programs by providing trained interpreters and translators when reasonable for all Limited English Proficient (LEP) students and their families.
Interpreter - is a person who is fluent in the languages necessary in order to facilitate accurate communication between two or more individuals who do not speak in the same language.
Translator - an individual who provides a written communication in a second language having the same meaning as the written communication in a first language.
LEP (Limited English Proficient) - persons who, as a result of national origin, are limited in their English proficiency.
Predominant Language - any language other than English where 100 or more speakers of that language are currently enrolled in TUSD.
Support Services - any service not related to regular classroom instruction, i.e. lockers, IEP, section 504, parent/teacher conferences, student discipline, free and reduced lunch, health/medical services, etc.
LEP List - is a list TUSD maintains and continuously updates on a database that contains the names of all currently enrolled LEP students or their parents/guardians. This list is used to identify individuals in need of reasonable interpreter/translation necessary to gain access to support services.
Individuals are identified as LEPs in TUSD by:
Notice to Parents/Guardians
All schools and departments which provide or may provide services to LEPs must:
Provision of Interpreter/Translator Services
Interpreter Services may include, but are not limited to, the following events.
Social Service Programs
Policies & Procedures
Grades & Report Cards
District Staff Training
Parents/legal guardians who believe they are not getting the interpreter/translation services they need to reasonably access information regarding school services may request a meeting with the school principal or department head.
All LEP parents/guardians will be notified of this complaint resolution procedure at the beginning of every school year.
Reviewed: June 24, 2005 [Friday Report]
Revised: July 18, 2012 [Format Change Only]