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    Yvonne D. Mitchell, M.Ed., NBCT 
    ESOL and Title III Program Coordinator
    Yvonne.mitchell@ocsdsc.org

    Office: 803-347-4162 (Cell) 
    803-534-8081 Ext. 1192 

     

ESOL Department Overview

  • WHAT IS ESOL?  
    ESOL stands for English for Speakers of Other Languages. It is the term used for the federal program that:
    Identifies students who enter our school with limited English proficiency, and who speak another language other than English, 
    provides services based on the linguistic and academic needs of those students, 
    These students in the program are identified as English Learners.  
    The Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects our students from being discriminated against in their education. They cannot be denied equal educational opportunities regardless of their national origin, native language, or immigrant status.  
    LEP students are entitled to an equal education regardless of their national origin, English proficiency, or immigration status. 
      
    The ESOL Program of Orangeburg County School District is both district-led and school-based. The ESOL and Title III Program Coordinator is responsible for ensuring OCSD is providing teachers, classes, and materials for our LEP students in an equitable manner, in accordance with federal and state mandates. 

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