• Proposition 58 Toolkit
     
In November 2016, California voters approved Proposition 58, the California Education for a Global Economy Initiative. Although the proposition does not come with additional funding, it gives school districts more control over multilingual/biliteracy programs. 


Under the new law taking effect on July 1, 2017:

English Learners will be able to enroll in language acquisition programs outside of English immersion classes without their parents having to sign an annual exception waiver.

The 30-day English program placement for first-time enrolled English Learners will no longer be required. 

Parents and guardians of students enrolled in the school may choose a language acquisition program that best suits their child.

As part of the parent and community engagement process required for the annual Local Control and Accountability Plan, school districts must solicit input on effective and appropriate instructional methods. These include establishing language acquisition programs, such as Dual Language, Transitional Bilingual, Maintenance Bilingual, and Structured English Immersion. 

If more than 20 parents/guardians from a single grade level or 30 parents/ guardians schoolwide collectively request a multilingual or biliteracy program, the school must explore the feasibility of creating one “to the extent possible.” This is applicable to both English Learners, as well as English proficient students who want to learn another language. 

 

In addition, L.A. Unified has created a Proposition 58 Transition Team which is collaborating with Local District and school-site administrators, teachers, parents, and community and labor partners in developing guidelines for implementation. 

The California Board of Education will be approving specific regulations and guidelines for implementing Proposition 58. Guidance from the state is expected in Spring 2017. 

For additional information, go to California Department of Education website on California Education for a Global Economy Initiative (Proposition 58) —› Click here

Facilitators Guide Sample of Dual Language Program Proposal Presentation

Facilitators Guide 2018-2019 Choices Brochure - English

Facilitators Guide 2018-2019 Choices Brochure - Spanish

Facilitators Guide Dual Language Enrollment Priorities

Facilitators Guide Dual Language Program Choices Presentation

Facilitators Guide Choices Application Process Overview

Facilitators Guide Dual Language Enrollment Start Stop

Facilitators Guide Choices Timeline Dual Language Bilingual Program

Facilitators Guide Unified Enrollment FAQ - English

Facilitators Guide Unified Enrollment FAQ - Spanish

Facilitators Guide Unified Enrollment Onine Application Step by Step Instruction - English

Facilitators Guide Unified Enrollment Onine Application Step by Step Instruction - Spanish

Facilitators Guide Dual Language Program Parent FAQ - English

Facilitators Guide Dual Language Program Parent FAQ - Spanish

Facilitators Guide Choices Trifold Brochure - Spanish

Facilitators Guide Choices Flyer

 Facilitators Guide Elementary Instructional Program Options for English Learners - English & Spanish

 Facilitators Guide Secondary Instructional Program Options for English Learners - English & Spanish

film Dual Language Program Principal Webinar