Policy 138 guides the English Language Development and Bilingual Education programs in the School District of Philadelphia (SDP). SDP shall provide a culturally and linguistically appropriate planned instructional program for English Learners (ELs), which builds on students’ home language and culture. ELs shall be identified, assessed and provided an equal opportunity to participate in instructional programs with equal access to educational programs and extracurricular activities. Policy 138 contains the following components:
- Identification, Placement, and Notification
- Equitable Access
- Evaluation and Accountability
- Parent, Family, and Community Engagement
The Office of Multilingual Curriculum and Programs hosts an annual community meeting to receive community feedback on and share key components of, Policy 138. This meeting is typically held each winter. RSVP information will be shared via email to Community Based Organizations, the FACE Family Newsletter, and on this site.
In response to the feedback we received during the Community Meeting, we create a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Document. The SY22-23 Policy 138 FAQ Document can be found here (translated).
For more information, please contact the Office of Multilingual Curriculum and Programs at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have additional feedback? Fill out our anonymous form here.