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Letters to Local Educational Agencies

The following letters provide important communication and guidance to local educational agencies regarding the provision of appropriate language services through instructional programs for English learners.

Reminder of Legal Obligations to English Learners
This letter reminds select local educational agencies (LEAs) of their dual obligation to provide a program for English learners (ELs) to overcome language barriers and to provide access to the core curriculum.

Reminder of Legal Obligations to ELs and Update of Data Reporting on CALPADS
This letter reminds all local educational agencies (LEAs) of their dual obligation to provide a program for ELs to overcome language barriers and to provide access to the core curriculum. It also updates LEAs on changes regarding data reporting of services on the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS). (See Attachment A)

  • Attachment A
    This attachment provides instructions on submitting EL instructional services data to CALPADS.

Reminder of Legal Obligations of Charter Schools to ELs
This letter reminds local educational agencies (LEAs) of the obligations that charter schools have in enrolling ELs.

School and District English Learner Advisory Committees (ELAC/DELAC)
This letter serves to confirm that school and district English learner (EL) advisory committees continue to be required (California Education Code [EC] Section 62002.5).

Questions:   Language Policy and Leadership Office | 916-319-0845
Last Reviewed: Wednesday, May 17, 2017
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