Language Instruction for Limited English Proficient and Immigrant Students

The purpose of Title III, Part A, is to help ensure that children and youth who are limited English proficient, Native American and/or immigrants, attain English language proficiency, develop high levels of academic attainment in English, and meet the same challenging State academic standards that all children are expected to meet.

English as a Second Language (ESL) Program

Contact Information:
East Baton Rouge Parish School System
Instructional Resource Center
1022 S. Foster Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
(225) 922-5400

Melissa McKenzie, Instructional Support Specialist
(225) 922-5515
Parent and Family Engagement Support
Antonia Acosta, Coordinator of Title I
(225) 922-5517
Interpretation and Translation Services
Sarah Riggenbach, Parent Liaison
(225) 922-5589

ESL Grievance Policy and Procedures
It shall be the policy of the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board that the school district shall place an equal emphasis upon the nondiscriminatory provision of educational opportunities for children and no person shall be excluded from participation in or denied the benefits of any education service, program or activity on the basis of economic status, intellectual ability, marital status, race, color, disability, religion, creed, national origin, age, or sex.  All programs offered by schools within the school district shall be open to all students in compliance with statutory and judicial requirements.

The Superintendent or designee shall investigate any and all complaints which may be brought against the district in regard to any alleged discriminatory action.  Grievance procedures to provide for prompt and equitable resolution of student complaints shall be the same as those used for employees.

To review the grievance procedures click here.

Contact Person:
Adam Melendez
Parent Liaison