About Bilingual/ESL Title III
The San Benito Consolidated Independent School District (SBCISD) is committed to:
- Providing a bilingual education program for identified students, e.g., English language learners in Grades PK-5 that will result in educational success and equal benefits from their schooling experience.
- Providing a bilingual education program that facilitates opportunities to experience early linguistic and academic success in their first language – Spanish [L1] while they learn and become proficient in their second language – English [L1].
- Providing a bilingual education program that fosters both basic skills development and the acquisition of language skills necessary for successful academic achievement to meet the academic standards found in state policies.
- Recruiting, training and retaining bilingual/ESL certified teachers as may be required by the State Board for Educator Certification and the San Benito CISD’s ELL population.
- Providing English as a second language as a component of the bilingual education program in PK-5 and as a method of instruction for identified students, e.g., English language learners in Grades 6-12, that provides special English instruction with appropriate modifications in language arts, reading and the core curriculum subjects.
- Providing an ESL program at the secondary grade levels that fosters both basic skills development and the acquisition of language skills necessary for successful academic achievement to meet the academic standards found in state policies.
SBCISD Elementary The San Benito CISD (SBCISD) Bilingual/ESL Programs emphasizes the mastery of the state’s curriculum and the English language through the child’s primary language and the instruction of English via ESL to allow students to reach full potential through equitable experiences which ensure that they become proficient in the English language according to federal regulations and state policy. Ultimately, students participating in the bilingual education program will have the opportunity to become bilingual, and bi-literate, and graduate fluency in both Spanish and English.