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Language Access Plan

Wenatchee School District is committed to improving meaningful, two-way communication and promoting access to educational programs, services, and activities for students and their parents and families. WSD recognizes students whose family members have limited English proficiency might also speak or be learning multiple languages and are assets to the community. It is crucial that WSD seek to address language barriers and do so free of charge. To that end and as required by law the District has developed and adopted a plan for implementing and maintaining a language access program that is culturally responsive, provides for systematic family engagement developed through meaningful stakeholder engagement, and is tailored to the District’s current population of students and families who have limited English proficiency.

At a minimum, WSD's plan for a language access program will adhere to the principles of an effective language access program for culturally responsive, systematic family engagement, which are:

  • Accessibility and equity. This means that schools provide access to all; two-way communication is a priority and is woven into the design of all programs and services.
  • Accountability and transparency. This means that the language access program and decision-making processes at all levels are: Open, accessible, and usable to families; readily available; continuously improved based on ongoing feedback from families and staff; and regulated by a clear and just complaint process.
  • Responsive culture. This means that schools are safe, compassionate places where each family’s opinions are heard, needs are met, and contributions are valued. School staff are humble and empathetic towards families. ‚óŹ Focus on relationships. This means that schools seek to understand families without judgment on an individual level, building trust through respectful relationships that recognize the unique strengths that each family and student possesses.

Responsible District Office Personnel

Photo of Alfonso Lopez

Alfonso Lopez

Director of Hispanic/Latino Relations

Upcoming Events

April 15

Board Workshop

1:00 PM

April 16

Interagency Meeting

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

April 17

Multilingual Parent Night

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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