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School Board Unanimously Passes Home Language Resolution

Superintendent Susan Enfield, School Board members, and OneAmerica representatives at the May 4 School Board meeting.
Superintendent Susan Enfield, School Board members, and OneAmerica representatives at the May 4 School Board meeting. 
 
The School Board unanimously passed a resolution at its May 4 meeting to advance policies and programs that embrace, cultivate, and honor multilingualism as a skill and asset.
 
Highline students speak more than 100 languages.
 
"We believe the language and cultural diversity of our community is an asset. This resolution signifies Highline's commitment to the value of ensuring all students develop and maintain their home languages," said School Board Member Angelica Alvarez.
 
Highline is expanding its dual language and world language programs, and building community language opportunities for all students. The district is also committed to diversifying its teacher workforce and developing partnerships with families and community to create opportunities for home language literacy development. 
 
The resolution supports the Home Language Campaign sponsored by OneAmerica and the Road Map ELL Work Group.