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Colorado school to include explanation on non-English emails

Posted September 16

— A school district in Colorado says it will provide a brief explanation next time it sends a school-wide message in a language other than English.

The Coloradoan reports (http://noconow.co/2ccIsLg ) that Poudre School District sent an email to all families at Bauder Elementary School that was written entirely in Arabic. Only its title, "Message for our Arabic Families," was in English.

The Aug. 24 email invited Arabic-speaking families to participate in English classes and tutor children.

District Director of Language, Culture and Equity John McKay says future emails will contain a brief explanation in English. He says it's rare to have a school-wide email sent in another language, but Bauder has a high concentration of Arabic-speaking students and there isn't currently a way to contact only their families by email.

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