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Do you support dual language immersion programs in our schools?
Monday, March 03, 2014 at 10:33 a.m.

At a recent parent information session at Cale Elementary, Albemarle County Schools staff introduced a proposal to pilot a dual language immersion program.  The school curriculum would not change, but instruction would occur half the time in English and half the time in Spanish.

“The kind of day students have is going to be the same, just half of it is going to be taught in Spanish,” Jones said. “You will learn about a tree in another language, and still learn the same things about a tree.”

Cale's immersion program would cost about $137,000 for two new employees.  Providing world language instruction county-wide would cost as much as $300 per elementary school student per year.

Are you in favor of allocating funds (in Charlottesville or Albemarle) to support these dual language immersion programs in our schools?

 

79%
21%
YES

Yes, the value to the students is worth the cost!

NO

No, budgets are too tight.  It's not the right time!

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