English Language Learners Policy
The School Reform Act, D.C. Code §§ 38-1802 et seq. (“SRA”) requires public charter schools in the District of Columbia to comply with all applicable laws. See D.C. Code §§ 38-1802.12(c)(1); 38- 1802.13(a)(1). The DC Public Charter School Board (“PCSB”) has determined that laws related to the education of students who are Limited English Proficient or English Language Learners as defined in federal law (see 20 U.S.C. § 7801(25)) or the laws of the District of Columbia are applicable law. Consequently, public charter schools must comply with those laws and their interpretations as published or provided by relevant agencies. DC PCSB expects the interpretations of those laws to come in the form of guidance from the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights and/or regulations issued by the District of Columbia Office of the State Superintendent of Education applicable to a particular public charter school because it has received certain grants.