Bilingual and Migrant

Helping students meet high academic challenges by overcoming obstacles

Kennewick School District's Migrant and Bilingual office oversees the state and federal programs that help migrant students and youth in our district meet high academic challenges by overcoming obstacles created by frequent moves, educational disruption, cultural and language differences, and health-related problems.

Migrant Education Program

The Washington State Migrant Education Program provides services to migrant children and their families. The program is federally funded as part of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, Title I, Part C.

The Transitional Bilingual Instructional Program (state) and Title III (federal)

TBIP and Title III provide funds to local education agencies to ensure equal educational opportunities for students whose primary language is other than English.

English Language Proficiency Standards

The WA Proficiency Level Descriptors and English Language Proficiency Standards are designed to be used by classroom teachers and ELL specialists alike. The Washington ELP Standards provide correspondences to Mathematics, Science, and ELA Practices as well as explicit correspondences to the Common Core ELA and Literacy Standards.

Program Contacts

Alyssa St. Hilaire
Bilingual Coordinator
(509) 222-6491
Email