NCSD Trustees to Discuss Dual-Language Immersion on Monday
Natrona County School District trustees are still working on language advocating district-wide expansion of a popular dual-language immersion program.
Trustees are trying to build a new district policy that would advocate expansion of the dual-language immersion learning concept at district elementary schools among kindergarten through fifth grade students as long as certain parental support, school staff consensus, enrollment and budget benchmarks are met.
The program currently exists only at Paradise Valley Elementary School in a Mandarin format for kindergartners, however, trustees recently approved an expansion of the program to future Paradise Valley first grade students last November.
District trustees will review the language again during the policy’s second reading on Monday. Trustees also plan to review interest levels regarding the possible addition of a Spanish immersion program at Park Elementary.