English Language Learners
North Middlesex Regional School District (NMRSD) is committed to providing a quality education to each child. NMRSD is a low incidence ELL district with a population of less than 20 students with a specific language group. It is important that we provide English Language Learners (ELL) students or Limited English Proficient Students (LEP) with the appropriate opportunity to become proficient in English and provide access to the curriculum. Because some ELL and LEP students do not have a strong base of literacy or fluency in their first language, they need to develop essential language skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing in English. To accomplish these goals, ELL students will receive individual tutoring and Sheltered English Instruction (SEI) in classrooms in accordance with state and federal laws. SEI addresses the concepts and skills as defined in the curriculum and assists students with language development.
Title VI of the Federal Civil Rights Act does not permit time limitation of services for English Language Learners and requires that ELLs be provided language support services until they are proficient enough in English to participate meaningfully in the district’s education program.