Students with limited English proficiency (LEP) are those who speak a language other than English (by reason of foreign birth or ancestry), and either (1) understand and speak little or no English or (2) score below a state designated level of proficiency on the Language Assessment Battery-Revised (LAB-R) or the New York State English as a Second Language Achievement Test.
According to Education Law, students are not to be served in a bilingual or ESL program for more than three years from the date of enrollment unless such period is extended by the commissioner with respect to an individual pupil in accordance with the provisions of subdivision 2 of section 3204 of the Education Law.
For general information related to students who are limited English proficient (LEP) or English language learners (ELL), please visit the NYS Office of Bilingual Education and Foreign Language Studies.
For information related to Itinerant ESL Services, please visit the WSWHE BOCES page for General Itinerant Services.
Please contact us if you have any questions:
Assistant Superintendent for Instructional Services
15 Henning Road
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Phone: (518) 581-3830
FAX: (518) 581-3434