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Bilingual Services

Our bilingual team provides critical communication support for the school community.

  • Translators and Interpreters: Bridge the gap in legal and educational settings for:

    • Meetings (IEP, SST, ILP, SARB, hearings)

    • District personnel and external agencies

    • Parents and students

  • Expertise in:

    • Simultaneous and consecutive interpretation

    • Complex documents (legal, medical, educational)

    • General school materials

  • Community Liaisons: Foster connections between school and home for families with limited English proficiency by:

    • Translating general information (report cards, flyers, website content)

    • Supporting parent involvement in schools

    • Interpreting for meetings (PTO, conferences, behavior meetings)

    • Note: Excludes IEP meetings and those requiring specialized terminology (supervisor approval needed)

State Requirements for Language Access

Education Code Section 48985.

This law basically says that public schools in California with many students (15% or more) speaking the same language other than English must communicate with those students' parents in two languages. Schools must send notices, reports, and other important documents in both English and the students' primary language. Parents can also respond to the school in either language.

For more information, please visit the California Department of Education.

Barbara Kane

Tahoe Truckee USD

Ivana Cobos

Tahoe Truckee USD

Jazmin Karns

Tahoe Truckee USD

Carolina Pacheco

Tahoe Truckee USD

Angelica Stone

Tahoe Truckee USD

Maria Torres

Truckee Elementary School