Schools That May Lose Interpreters are…

…according to a story in the News & Record today, those schools are:

Allen Middle School and Allen Jay, Archer, Frazier, Hunter, Monticello-Brown Summit, Morehead, Northwood, Oak Hill, Peck, Rankin, Sedalia and Union Hill elementary schools. This list was confirmed in the story by GCS’ Myra Hayes.

However, GCS mysteriously found federal Title I funds to save six of the 13 threatened positions.

An excerpt from the article:

The school system stood to lose 13 of its 21 interpreters next school year because it failed to qualify for about $470,000 in federal aid, according to district officials. Schools whose student migrant populations grow by 5 percent each year can receive the money to pay for positions. State officials lowered the percentage to 4 percent this year to help districts qualify, but Guilford still did not reach that level, said Joanne Marino , a consultant with the N.C. Department of Public Instruction. Neither did other school districts, including those in Wake, Mecklenburg and Forsyth counties, Marino said.

“What we’re finding across the board is most of our (limited English proficient) students are born in the United States,” Marino said. “I have no idea why this is happening.”

Not good, folks. See companion post from yesterday.

E.C. 🙂


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