Friday, August 26, 2005

Bilingual-principal plan approved

Dallas Morning News | News for Dallas, Texas | Latest News: "The Dallas school board meeting turned racially heated Thursday night as trustees voted 5-4 to require some principals to become bilingual.

The policy, which pitted blacks against Hispanics, will apply at campuses where at least half the students enrolled in the last three years have had limited English proficiency.

In elementary schools, the requirement applies to principals in schools rated acceptable or unacceptable by the Texas Education Agency.

Elementary schools rated exemplary or recognized and all middle schools and high schools would need one of their top officials to be bilingual, but not necessarily the principal.

Administrators will have a year to enroll in a training program at district expense and three years to attain bilingual proficiency."


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