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I am disappointed that the WLWV Spanish Immersion discussion has been included in a program addressing budget cuts in our schools. Eliminating Spanish Immersion in West Linn and Wilsonville has nothing to do with cutting the budget.
I am the grandparent of a child that just finished his Kindergarten year in Spanish Immersion at Sunset Primary. I watched him blossom with excitement and confidence and in one short year start on his way to bilingualism. So much success in just one year.
My daughter and her family and all of the families of these students made a studied and firm committment to the program. And the WLWV school board made a committment to them. They all knew going in that this would be a multi-year program and that the educational well being of these students was dependednt on continuing this bilingual learning throughout their elementary years.
And now, for whatever reason, because a valid reason can't be found, the District and Board have eliminated Spanish Immersion. Nothing positive has been accomplished. They have taken the enormous success of these children and turned it into a colossal failure for the WLWV school district, and all of the bright and eager students that would have followed. The district and board should be ashamed.
posted 2 years, 10 months ago
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