Nev. district mulls cutting written IEP translations

03/6/2013 | Las Vegas Sun

Clark County School District in Nevada is considering cutting back on translations of individual education programs from English to the native languages of parents who don't speak or read English, making it an option for parents. Superintendent Dwight Jones said the district has a 12-month backlog of IEPs to translate, and parents would be better served having more access to translators at schools. Advocates counter that not having a written IEP document in their native language will inhibit parents' ability to navigate the system, equating the idea of buying a house without reading the mortgage.

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