Language Assistant Annual Notice
Union County Public Schools offers interpretation and translation services for parents needing language assistance through qualified District staff and outside contractors. While parents may on occasion bring friends or family with them to meetings to provide language assistance, staff should not rely on those individuals to provide translations or interpretation. Using such individuals to provide language assistance to parents may raise issues of confidentiality, privacy, or conflict of interest, and such persons may not be competent to provide accurate interpretations. The use of minor children, in particular, raises concerns about the competency, quality, and accuracy of interpretations, and children should not be relied upon to convey accurate information to their parents about educational matters.