Continue Spanish Immersion in Oak Hills

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This is a petition to help push for continuation of the Spanish Immersion Program in Oak Hills School District. We need all the help we can for the final push and try to get as many signatures as possible.

The Oak Hills School District Board will have their final vote on the continuation of this amazing program on :

Monday, December 19, 2016
4:30 p.m.
Rapid Run Middle School, auditorium
Community member actions: observe and listen to board discussion
Board member actions: open public discussion, board action
Administrative team member actions: share presentation, make recommendation to the Board of Education
Total time allotted for community comments and place in the agenda: The purpose of this meeting is board discussion; no time is allotted for public comments.

It would be a great benefactor for our fight to keep this amazing program going if we could get as many signatures for this petition as possible in these last few days. If you are unfamiliar with this wonderful program with so many great benefits here is a synopsis on the program as per the website link

In response to the recommendations of the OHLSD’s World Language Study Team, organized in 2012, our district has implemented a language immersion pilot at C.O. Harrison, J.F. Dulles and Oakdale elementaries. Through the immersion pilot, we offer students opportunities to develop proficiency in a second language by learning a content area in the second language. In Oak Hills, our immersion pilot students learn mathematics and science in the Spanish language. This pilot experience draws to a close at the end of this school year.

Our community now faces the decision to

Offer language immersion as a district program, OR
Offer world languages beginning in elementary school using an electives model, OR
Discontinue the immersion model (except for those students who are currently enrolled in the pilot experience).

This program has such great potential to enrich the children of Oak Hills School District in so many ways it's amazing. The success rate of these programs across the nation as a whole is unbelievable. There are just too many benefits to this program to list. Please help our plight to continue this! 

This program has some great support, however in the next few days it is crucial to get as many people to back it as possible. The Oak Hills School Board will be voting their decision. Please take the time to sign, post, share, and send to as many people as you can.

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