March 1, 2024

Limited English Proficiency Students


Policy: Limited English Proficiency Students



It is the policy of the Hartford School District to ensure that students

whose primary or dominant language is not English, and who therefore have

limited-English proficiency (LEP), have equitable access to school programs as

required by law.



The superintendent or his or her designee shall be responsible for developing

and implementing procedures to comply with federal and state laws which define

standards for serving LEP students.




      Date Adopted: August 11, 2009

      Legal Reference(s):42 U.S.C.§§2000 d et seq. (Title VI of the Civil Rights

      Act of 1964); 20 U.S.C. 6801 et seq. (English Language Acquisition,

      Enhancement, and Academic Achievement Act)

      20 U.S.C. § 7801(25) (Definition of Limited English Proficiency)

       34 C.F.R. Part 100

       9 V.S.A. §4502 (Discrimination, public accommodations)

       Vermont State Board of Education Manual of Rules and Procedures §1250

      Cross Reference: 



[1] The requirement for a school board policy on the provision of services to

students with limited English proficiency is not explicit in federal or state

law or regulations. However, both the U.S. Office of Civil Rights and the

Vermont Department of Education have indicated that LEP policies are an

essential part of a school district’s compliance with nondiscrimination laws as

well as the programmatic requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act.