ELC case leads to policy reform at the intersection of ESL, disability, and school discipline in Pittsburgh Public Schools
With our collaborators, ELC is working to implement strategic reforms stemming from a number of cases. Most significantly, Pittsburgh Public Schools agreed to convene a working group to address the policy and procedures in the District to ensure that Limited English Proficient parents and students receive the translation and interpretation services to which they are entitled in both special education and school discipline matters. This working group - half parents and advocates, convened by ELC, and half school personnel - had its first meeting this month. The group will meet three more times before making a formal presentation and recommendations to the PPS Board of Education.