(a) The parent or legal guardian of a student eligible to enroll in an English learner
program may select any available English learner program offered by the school district;
provided, however, that the program shall be appropriate for the age and grade level
of the student; and provided further, that for any program selection that would require
a student to transfer to a different school within the district, the transfer request
shall be approved by the superintendent, in a form prescribed by the department. A school, under advisement of a teacher or guidance counselor, may request a program
transfer for an individual child in writing, with notice of the transfer request provided
to the child's parents, in a form prescribed by the department.
(b) If a school district or charter school receives requests from the parents or legal
guardians of not less than 20 students to implement a specific program to provide
language instruction in that school district or charter school, the school district
or charter school shall, not later than 90 days after receiving the request, respond
and provide: (i) a plan for implementation of the requested program; or (ii) a denial
of the request, in writing, including an explanation of the denial.
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