Bakersfield City School District Dual Language Immersion Parent & Community Interest Survey

Survey Introduction
Bakersfield City School District is considering the expansion of a Dual Language Immersion (DLI) program beginning in the 2018-2019 school year. This program is intended to develop world language proficiency by starting Spanish language instruction as early as kindergarten.

The implementation of our program would begin in kindergarten in the first year and would expand each year until fully implemented in elementary and secondary grades. Additionally, a new group of kindergarten students would begin each year. The program encourages participation by English- and Spanish language-speaking students. Approximately 60 students are needed in Kindergarten to support starting the program. The district is committed to programmatic support through 8th grade.

Our overarching programmatic goals include:

To encourage students to study world languages
To certify the attainment of biliteracy skills (SEAL of Biliteracy) – for employers and for colleges
To communicate the value of language diversity
To prepare students with 21st century skills that will benefit them in the labor market and the global economy
To honor the multiple cultures and languages in our community through intergroup relationships
(Olsen, Laurie. California Campaign for Biliteracy. 2014)

We invite you to complete the following interest inventory and thank you in advance for your participation.

Please select from the drop down menu below your elementary school of residence (neighborhood school)? *
Please describe your interest level in sending your child to a Dual Language Immersion program in Spanish.
Not Interested
Very Interested
Please indicate the school year in which your child(ren) will be enrolling in school. Please check all that apply.
What language does your child speak at home?
Please indicate the maximum miles you would be willing to transport your child for them to attend a Dual Language Immersion program?
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