English as a Second Language

The Board of Education recognizes the need to provide equal educational opportunities for all students in the district. Therefore, if the inability to speak and understand the English language excludes a student from effective participation in the educational programs offered by the district, the district shall take appropriate action to rectify the English language deficiency in order to provide the student equal access to its programs.

An English Learner is any student who:

1.  Is age 3–21, and

2.  Is enrolled or is preparing to enroll in the district, and

3. Has difficulties speaking, reading, writing or understanding English that may be sufficient to deny the individual the ability to attain proficiency on state assessments, the ability to be successful in a classroom where instruction is in English, or the opportunity to participate fully in society, and

4.   Meets one of the following additional requirements:

The Ash Grove R-IV School District’s English Language program coordinator is Erica Long, Director of Special Services.