46-5. English Learner Program Teachers
The English Learner Program Teacher position shall be staffed by the English Learner Program Teacher who is responsible for coordinating services provided to English Learners. The roles, responsibilities, and duties will be published annually by the Office of Language and Cultural Education. The English Learner Program Teacher shall not be tasked with responsibilities outside of the scope of this role (ex. World Language Instruction, Substitute teaching, lunch duty, etc.).
Starting in the 2020–21 school year, the BOARD shall fund a Half-Time English Learner Program Teacher position for schools with 20–150 English Learners, a Full-Time English Learner Program Teacher for schools with 150 to 600 English Learners, 2 full-time positions for schools with more than 600 English Learners. Schools with 1–49 English Learners shall receive a stipend of $1,000 for the role of English Learner program coordination. Schools with 50–99 English Learners shall receive a stipend of $1,500. Schools with 100–199 English Learners shall receive a stipend of $2,000. Schools with 200–249 English Learners shall receive a stipend of $2,500. Schools with 250 or more English Learners shall receive a stipend of $3,000.
Starting in the second semester of 2019–2020 school year where possible and otherwise at the beginning of the 2020–2021 school year, an English Learner Program Teacher at schools with 20 or more English Learners shall have at least 50% of their time designated for English Learner Program Teacher coordination duties exclusive of their teaching duties. An English Learner Program Teacher at schools with 250 or more English Learners shall have 100% of their time designated for English Language Program Teacher duties program coordination duties. The ELPT shall not be the sole person responsible for providing English Learner services for English Learners without a certified Bilingual and/or English as a Second Language teacher except schools with 19 or fewer English Learners. Teachers in schools with 1–19 English Learners shall have the option to accept or reject the principal’s assignment of the English Learner Program Coordinator Teacher role compensated with the stipend. If no one accepts the role then the Principal shall assign it to a qualified administrator and when not possible, to a qualified teacher.
English Learner Program Teachers shall not be considered part of the administrative team but the recommendations made by the English Learner Program Teachers in accordance with CPS policy and state law shall be considered by Principals when making educational decisions that affect English Learners.