Bryan Independent School District (ISD) recognizes the crucial role that parents, guardians, and families play in the education of their children. Bryan ISD encourages partnerships between the district administration, schools, and families in order to share the responsibility of educating our students.
To that end, this policy is created to ensure that Emergent Bilinguals and parents who speak languages other than English are provided appropriate translation and interpreting services so that families of diverse language backgrounds may fully participate in the education of their children.
The District will collect from parents/guardians a Home Language Survey to determine both student and parents’ language needs. The survey will be provided to every household in the two languages most often used between parents and children in the district.
Additionally, even if they are not identified by the Home Language Survey, parents who speak a language other than English may request translation and interpretation services for school-related communications at any time following the Procedures for Requesting Services listed below.
Interpretation and Translation
Oral interpretation is provided for families whose primary language is a non-written language, whenever feasible, in order to provide language-accessible information. Equipment for simultaneous interpretation of parent meetings is available for check-out by campuses from the District Grants Office.
Written translation is provided of vital school documents in Spanish. Written translation will be provided for other requested languages to the extent practicable, or if not practicable, orally translated, and upon request by a parent who is an individual with a disability, provided in an alternative format accessible to that parent.
Online translation is available on the district website via a Google Translate tool which instantly translates websites to over 100 languages.
Procedures for Requesting Services
Interpretation and translation services listed above are available free of cost to all Bryan ISD parents, staff, and students, who may request such services directly from the school. Parents will receive translation and interpretation services as indicated in the preceding policies.
Additionally, parents, staff, and students may access language services for school-related purposes in any of the following ways:
● Ask at the school or district office.
● Ask a school administrator.
● Call (979) 209-1031 during regular district business hours.
● Email a request to [email protected]