This document is a federal compliance manual for Haverhill Public Schools. A comprehensive local plan for English Learners, also known as a LAU Plan, is required under the Federal Office of Civil Rights.
English Learners (ELs), by definition, are students with limited English proficiency. This student population may include recent immigrants or refugees from other countries, as well as US born children with parents/guardians that maintain a language other than English in the home. One characteristic of all ELs is the fact that their English proficiency may be a barrier to successfully access the curriculum.