Multilingual Family Support
The Multilingual Family Support Office strives to ensure equitable access to services and opportunities for multilingual families and their children. Our commitment to multilingual families extends to direct service via school-based Bilingual Counseling Assistants (BCAs), who collectively speak over thirty (30) languages and dialects. The Multilingual Family Support Office coordinates BCA school assignments, manages and offers monthly technical assistance sessions. We provide live interpretation at Board of Education meetings, District and school-wide events, disciplinary and expulsion hearings, and community meetings; coordinate outreach services to immigrant and refugee communities; and build partnerships with immigrant and refugee-serving organizations. The Multilingual Family Support Office offers professional development sessions to District staff in order to better meet the educational and social-emotional needs of immigrant and refugee students and their families, and support families through Welcome Wagon activities.