Use an interpreter at school-wide/PTA meetings
Even if there is only one non-English speaker, having an interpreter available at a parent meeting can help efforts to include all. An interpreter can sit along side the parent and explain the content as well as represent their voice if they would like to contribute.
Help non-English speakers feel welcome in your school community
Having different cultures and languages represented enriches everyone in the community. Creating an inclusive environment where different languages are embraced will help everyone to feel part of the group. This will increase parental involvement which is a key factor for student success.
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