3.6.2 Free Translation and Interpretation Services

Free Translation and Interpretation Services

Translation & Interpretation Services:

Provides translation of district documents provided to parents; and interpretation at events such as Board meetings, special education meetings, or for other communications where school site translation or interpretation is not available. Parents/guardians with limited English proficiency (LEP) may request free individual translation or interpretation services at their school and/or a District department.  To request services, fill out the Primary Language Assistance Request forms (next page  in this Handbook).

The forms can be completed in your home language and you must return the completed form to your child’s teacher or school staff.

If you have a complaint about translation/interpretation services, you may complete a complaint form in your home language and return it to your child’s school as well.

All of these forms can be obtained at school sites, SFUSD Central Office, Student, Family, and Community Support Division, on the ”Free Translation and Interpretation Services” section of www.sfusd.edu, or on the next section of this Handbook. 

Non-District qualified interpreters (including students and other children) may not be used for interpretation, except in emergency situations.