BCSC receives state grant for dual-language immersion program

The Bartholomew Consolidated School Corp. has received a $50,000 grant from the Indiana Department of Education to help fund its dual-language immersion program.

The district plans to host the program at Clifty Creek Elementary School during the 2018-19 school year and would allow pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students to learn in a bilingual classroom.

The voluntary program would create classes made up of half native Spanish speakers and the other half native English speakers, said Laura Hack, BCSC’s director of elementary education.

BCSC school board members approved offering the program earlier this week. Under the program, students would be taught English and Spanish by a native Spanish speaker, while students would be immersed in Spanish for most of the day.

For more on this story, see Saturday’s Republic.

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Matt Kent is a reporter for The Republic. He can be reached at 812-379-5712 or mkent@therepublic.com