Dist. 300 Board Instructed to End Dual Language Program

By Dillon, Naomi | Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL), February 28, 2001 | Go to article overview

Dist. 300 Board Instructed to End Dual Language Program


Dillon, Naomi, Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL)


Byline: Naomi Dillon Daily Herald Staff Writer

A myriad of obstacles, not the least of which is funding, could spell the end for a seven-year program in Community Unit District 300 that gives young English-speaking students the opportunity to learn Spanish.

At the Monday night school board meeting, district administrator Charles Bumbales outlined the work and conclusions of an education subcommittee, charged with the task of studying options for the Carpentersville-based district's dual language program - offered only at Golfview Elementary and DeLacey Education Family Center, both in Carpentersville.

Nine months of research, interviews and visitations with school districts that have similar programs led the group to recommend the program be abandoned by the 2002 academic year.

The reasons were many, most relating to cost.

Bumbales said most of the grants available for the program dried up two years ago, leaving the Carpentersville-based district footing the bill for the eight classes or roughly 180 children. The costs of transporting students to the two designated sites, implementing after school activities for students to practice the language and recruiting bilingual teachers - who are already hard to find - is formidable, the subcommittee concluded.

But the biggest reason for abandoning the program is not how much more the district would have to invest in order to continue operating the program in the future, but operate the program now.

"It's a viable program - we're not saying it wasn't a good idea in the first place - but it's never developed into the ideal model it was supposed to be," Bumbales said. …

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