District has staff translator to help non-English-speaking families

A Tennessee school system employs an Army-certified translator as a parent-teacher liaison for families who do not speak English. Val Duran was hired two years ago to help families complete school paperwork and overcome the language barrier in the community. "A lot of times parents might keep a kid out of school because they don't know who they can get to help them translate to get these things done. My job is to get it done," Duran said.

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