Support from Student Services will be needed as decisions are made regarding dual language immersion (DLI) program enrollment policies.

  • Intra-district and inter-district transfer policies
    • Examine current district transfer policies to determine if any might need to be revised in the event that there is great demand for the program within the district and from surrounding districts
  • Board-approved enrollment priorities
    • Determine what the policy and procedure will be if there is a greater demand for the DLI program than openings available.
      • Many districts are moving to a lottery for all students to avoid litigation over the manner (date, availability) the enrollment information on the DLI program was disseminated.
    • Consider whether any of the following might have enrollment priority:
      • Board members’ children
      • Siblings of students in the program
      • Program staff (certificated, classified, administration) children
      • Inter-district transfers
      • Intra-district transfers
    • A list of students enrolling in the DLI program will need to be monitored.
    • For DLI programs that will include at least two linguistic groups, a separate list for each group will need to be kept, in line with the enrollment priorities, above.

Guiding Principles for Dual Language Education: Strand 7, Support and Resources, Principle 1

If you would like an expert DLI consultant from CABE PDS to support you in planning and implementing your DLI program, submit your request below.