What are EL services?
The EL program is an English language development program using content for the development of speaking, listening, reading and writing skills for non-English proficient or English Learners (ELs).
How do the students qualify for EL services?
To qualify the student must have a level of English language proficiency below that of a native speaker in any of the language domains: listening, speaking, reading and writing. A student's level of English language proficiency is determined by the test results of the OELPS and OELPA State Tests.
The EL service program offers the opportunity for each English Language Learner to receive individual help and instruction from a specialized educator. The Lima City Schools has an educator to work with immigrant students. Teacher Jeanette Weaver and District Bilingual Liaison Emmarie Rolon-Colon work closely with other staff to ensure that the student’s education is fair and at their level of knowledge of the language.
This service also offers special accommodations and individual interventions until the student becomes proficient in English. Communication is very important in our district. We make sure that we can provide translation services if needed for parents and students.
Jeanette Weaver, EL Teacher
Emmarie Rolon-Colon, District Bilingual Liaison
Click the link below or to the right for our EL Parent Handbook.