Translation / Interpretation Guidance
U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division/U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights
English LEP Parent Fact Sheet
In addition to school implemented resources and translation tools, such as Google Translation, Talking Points, and DeepL, Tewksbury Public Schools has contracted with Lexikeet Language Services in order to better meet the translations and/or interpretation needs of teachers, families and students in Tewksbury. Lexikeet offers over 90 languages and supports the Seal of Biliteracy Assessment. The company is currently based in Niskayuna, NY with a global network of employees and language experts.
Many special education documents and templates (IEP Forms/Notices and Parent’s Rights Brochure) are available in many languages by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). http://www.doe.mass.edu/sped/prb and http://doe.mass.edu/sped/iep/
If a parent requests, or a school staff member feels the need for, an interpreter for a face-to-face meeting, the interpreter should be scheduled in advance. Please send any questions, comments, or requests to your building principal or the Tewksbury Public Schools’ Student & Family Support Department at 978-640-7800 ext. 230.