During the month of April, we honored National Bilingual/Multilingual Learner Advocacy Month. The Franklin-McKinley School District is home to speakers of over 33 different languages and represents a rich and diverse cultural community. Building trust and understanding across linguistically and culturally diverse groups requires multilingual communications skills. The shared knowledge of different languages can make our children sensitive to other cultures and viewpoints, more competitive in the global community and more confident in their place in the world.
On April 30th, the Franklin-McKinley School District will be recognized by the Santa Clara County Office of Education for passing Resolution 2020-16, Pathway to Biliteracy. This resolution establishes the Districts intent to develop a Pathway to Biliteracy recognition program, promoting the development of literacy in two languages.
We are extremely proud of our District Leadership and staff who have contributed to the development of two Dual Language Immersion Programs, the Pathway to Biliteracy recognition program, and practices that promote bilingual and multilingual learning across the District.