Interpretation and Translation Services
The Alum Rock Union School District is committed to increasing the participation of all its stakeholders in accordance with our Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) goals and priorities. In order to achieve this, the State and Federal Programs Department provides district-wide translation and interpretation services for our Limited English Proficient (LEP) communities. Two full-time Spanish translators/interpreters and school-based community liaisons address the language needs of the Alum Rock parents and community. Our department also has a part-time Vietnamese translator/interpreter available Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. For all other languages, we have the additional support from a language agency and contractors.
Our goal is to provide effective two-way communication that enables parents to have equitable access and participation in their children’s educational development, and social emotional wellness. Our District interpreters provide services for the following events: School Board meetings, District English Learners Advisory Committee (DELAC), District Advisory Committee (DAC), Superintendent Parent Advisory Resource Council (SPARC), Individualized Education Program (IEP) meetings, Parent University and our Back to School District Night. We provide translation support for documents, such as SBAC (Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium), CAASPP (California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress), and English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC), IEP notifications, letters, reports, school brochures, the District Student/Parent Handbook, and other major district-generated written communications. The translation of the Local Control and Accountability Plan is one of our top projects throughout the year.
In addition, Federal and State laws require that school districts in California provide services and access that promote meaningful parent involvement. These requirements include the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), Title III, Part A and Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA),Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), and California Education Code 48985.
Click on the following links to read our guidelines and download service request forms:
- How to request interpretation and translation services
- Translation and Interpretation Request Form 2023-24
- Interpretation Equipment Talk System Check-Out Form 2023-24
- Foreign Document Verification ForM 2023-24
Click on the following links regarding Federal and State requirements mentioned above.
For questions regarding Interpretation and Translation Services/Equipment, please email us at email@example.com or call one of our staff members:
Carmelina Bautista, Translator Technician
Carlos Tripodi, Translator Technician
Huy Nguyen, Translator Technician