We, the undersigned members and friends of Inter-American Magnet School request that CPS restore 3 teacher positions to the school budget.
Nosotros, los miembros y amigos de la escuela interamericana solicitamos que CPS restaure 3 posiciones de maestros al presupuesto escolar.
Such cuts will undermine the quality of this unique and special two way immersion program, which has been a national model of dual language instruction for over 30 years.
Optimal success of the program calls for Spanish- and English-speaking children to matriculate at as early an age as possible, that these children be immersed in a predominantly Spanish instructional environment, and that they stay enrolled for at least 5 years (ideally prek through 8th grade).
To achieve this, the school uses the funds that the Board proposes cutting to fund teacher salaries for full-day kindergarten and half-day preschool for 4-year-olds. In reality, more funds than we presently receive are needed to expand and enhance our immersion environmentâ
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