CONCORD -- The public can comment on the Mt. Diablo school district's draft master plan for English language learners through 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10.

The draft plan and a survey are available at district schools, by calling 925-682-8000 ext. 4026 or by visiting www.mdusd.org/Departments/sass. Click on "English Learner Services."

The public is invited to attend English Learner task force meetings from 4-7:30 p.m. Feb. 23 and March 15 at the Willow Creek Center, 1026 Mohr Lane in Concord. After the committee discusses the feedback, it expects to forward a recommended plan to the school board by May.

The district is preparing the plan because students who do not speak English fluently have not been making adequate academic progress. Some proposed changes include more instructional time for English learner instruction and bilingual classes through grade 5, instead of through third grade.



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