Districts must provide written notification to parents of EL students each year that they enroll in a TBE/TPI program in compliance with state and federal regulations. The letters below incorporate Title III and Illinois School Code requirements and are available to all districts. However, a district may also choose to develop their own letter that incorporates all requirements found in Section 14C-4 of the Illinois School Code (105 ILCS 5/14C-4).
Districts must send notification letters to parents of EL students who participate in language instruction programs no later than 30 days after the beginning of each school year. Districts must notify parents every year in which EL students participate in a language instruction program. When a student is identified as EL after the start of the school year, the districts must send a notification letter to the students’ parents within 14 days of the child being placed in a language instruction program.