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LYNDEN — The Lynden School District has an estimated 365 pre-kindergarten to grade 12 multilingual learners.

On Sept. 9, the Lynden School Board voted to approve a one-year multi-lingual learning agreement with the Northwest Educational Service District (NWESD).

One of several participating districts, Lynden will receive support and training to develop effective multi-lingual learning programs.

Lynden will pay a $4,000 annual membership for training and support for staff, including teachers, administrators, and paraeducators.

The agreement, known in the agenda packet as the NWESD Multilingual Learner (formerly ELL) Cooperative, is from Sept. 1, 2021, until Aug. 31, 2022.

The Lynden School Board also approved a four-year CTE (career and technical education) plan.

The focus of the plan is educator licensing; local needs assessment; evaluation and implementation of CTE programs; improving equity and access; equipment and facilities; and recruitment, retention and professional development of CTE educators. 

For a complete breakdown of the district’s multi-lingual learning agreement and its career and technical education plan, visit the district’s website at lynden.wednet.edu.