The program consists of interpreters to assist with verbal communication and translators to assist with written communication. Our team currently includes 34 interpreters that represent 20 different languages spoken in the county, 2 Hispanic Student Liaisons and 1 International Student Liaison. Our interpreters and translators receive mandatory in-house training several times a year. Interpretation and translation services are available for all families in Carroll County that may need language assistance to communicate with school staff.
We provide assistance with:
• All IEP meetings and special education paperwork
• School registrations
• Parent/teacher conferences
• Placement/retention meetings
• Disciplinary matters
• Safety issues/concerns
• School events/after-school activities
• Home visits
• Telephonic interpretation related to emergency issues
To provide support to international students and their families in the Carroll County Public School System, to serve as a communication link between school staff, international students, and their families. To collaborate with school staff to meet the goals of our School System, as they pertain to International students. To educate the school community as to the challenges of international students and their families face as well as to facilitate involvement to our international families in the educational process.