District 2 - Letter to Superintendent by mhy21350

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									                    THE STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT / THE UNIVERSITY OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK / ALBANY, NY 12234

                                                 Office for Elementary, Middle, Secondary and Continuing Education
                                                     Office of Bilingual Education and Foreign Language Studies

                         89 Washington Avenue, Room 367 EBA                                        116 West 32nd Street, 7th Floor
                         Albany, NY 12234                                                          New York, NY 10001
                         Tel. 518-474-8775                                                         Tel. 212-695-1510
                         Fax 518-473-4678                                                          Fax 212-643-0734


 To:         Superintendent, Daria Rigney                                                       Date: February 26, 2010
             NYCDOE District 2
             Gary Goldenback, Christine Etienne, Maria Broughton, Martha
             Franz, Evelyn Ilg, Wladimir Pierre, Marie Rousseau, Enid
             Serrano, Tatyana Ulubabova
             ELL Compliance Performance Specialist
 From:       Pedro J. Ruiz, Ph. D., Coordinator, NYSED OBE-FLS


 Subject:    2008-2009 CR Part 154 Comprehensive Plan and Data Reports
             2009-2010 NCLB Title III Part A Application
             2009-2010 NYC Language Allocation Policy Plans


Thank you for submitting your federal, state and city reports/plans outlined above on the education of limited English
proficient/English language learners, LEP/ELLs. This is the first year our office has reviewed the NYC Language
Allocation Policy Plans (LAPs). To provide consistency regarding compliance issues over the years, we are also using
the 2007-08 Part 154 review letters to ensure that those concerns have been addressed.

Information about your district obtained during the data review process is reported in the attached pages, as follows:
           • Overview and summary of the most salient compliance issues in your district
           • Individual schools’ compliance reports

District and individual school reports/plans will soon be posted on the following NYSED website:
http://www.emsc.nysed.gov/biling/bilinged/2009-10_NYC_Part154-LAPReports.htm

Your district/schools reports/plans will not be approved until the compliance issues are fully addressed. Please submit
your response or on before March 29, 2010 to the following NYC address:

                                                    NYSED OBE-FLS
                                                 NYC REGIONAL OFFICE
                                               116 West 32nd Street, 7th Floor
                                                   New York, NY 10001
                                                 ATT: CR Part 154 Review
                                                    Re: DISTRICT # 2M

If you have any questions, please contact:

Contact Name:            Bernice Moro, Ph.D
Title:                   Director, M/SI Hunter College BETAC
Telephone:               212 772-4768
Fax:                     212 650-3815
E-mail:                  bmoro@hunter.cuny.edu
Daria Rigney, SUPERINTENDENT                  DISTRICT 2

           SUMMARY OF DISTRICT DATA

                                                                                                            Cited in
                                     INFORMATION                                           2008-2009       2007-2008
                                                                                                            Yes / No
 •       Total # of Schools in the District (with or without LEP/ELLs)                         90

 •       Total # of LEP/ELLs Identified                                                       6231

 •       Total # of LEP/ELLs Served                                                           5718             Yes

 •       Total # of GENERAL ED LEP/ELLs Identified                                            5769

 •       Total # of General Ed LEP/ELLs NOT Served                                            265              Yes

 •       Total # of SPECIAL ED LEP/ELLs Identified                                            464

 •       Total # of SPECIAL ED LEP/ELLs NOT Served                                            248              Yes

 •       Total # of LEP/ELLs served in ESL-only programs who should be in a                   1748             Yes
         bilingual education program, including ESL
 •       Total # of Long-Term LEP/ELLs                                                        1422

 •       Total # of UNCERTIFIED ESL Teachers                                                   20              Yes

 •       Total # of UNCERTIFIED BILINGUAL EDUCATION Teachers                                   27              Yes

 •       Total # of Requests of Extension of Services                                         1595

 •       Total # of Schools that have Extension of Services DEFERRED due to                     9              Yes
         insufficient or lack of information on the intervention of services provided to
         the students

                               Language Allocation Policy                                  2009-2010

 •       Total # of Schools that submitted a copy of the 2009-2010 LAP                         50

 •       Total # of Schools that DID NOT SUBMIT a copy of the 2009-2010 LAP                    40


     SUMMARY OF MAJOR COMPLIANCE ISSUES IN YOUR DISTRICT

     •     A number of LEP\ELL students are not receiving mandated services.
     •     A number of LEP\ELL students entitled to bilingual education are being provided ESL services only.
     •     A number of identified special education LEP/ELLs students are not being served.
     •     A high percentage of Long Term LEP/ELLs, but the available LAP reports do not clearly reflect that ESL
           services are being provided to these students.
     •     A number/some schools have uncertified teachers providing instruction in bilingual education programs to
           LEP/ELLs.
     •     A number of uncertified teachers providing instruction in ESL to LEP/ELLs.
     •     Information on the interventions to assist LEP\ELL students listed on CR Part 154 (A-7) is missing.
     •     The interventions to assist LEP\ELL students listed on CR Part 154 (A-7.1) require additional information.
     •     Schools did not submit the required sections of the LAP.
     •     LAP data and/or program narratives require additional information.

C:         Laura Rodriguez
           Bernice Moro, Ph.D




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