Each Spring Branch ISD campus must establish and operate a Language Proficiency Assessment Committe (LPAC) composed of at least the following members:
- Campus Administrator: principal or assistant principal function code 23, as determined in the Financial Accountability System Resource Guide.
- Parent Representative: parent or legal guardian of an English learner currently participating in a bilingual or ESL program. Neither and Spring Branch ISD employee nor a third party contractor is permitted.
- Appropriately Certified Bilingual/ESL Educator:
- Bilingual Educator: for students served through a bilingual education program.
- English as a Second Language (ESL) Educator: for students served through and ESL education program.
All members of the LPAC, including the parent, shall be acting for the school district and shall observe all laws and rules governing confidentiality of information concerning individual students.
For English learners with identified special needs:
LPAC shall meet in conjunction with the Admission, Review, Dismissal (ARD) committee members to review and provide recommendations with regard to the educational needs of the dual-identified student.
Decision-making must be based on the input of members of the LPAC and the ARD committee who are directly familiar with the student’s language needs and abilities in the classroom setting.