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LGUSD Multilingualism Board Resolution

The Los Gatos Board of Trustees passed the following resolution in June 2021 supporting multilingualism in LGUSD and Lexington's "Pathway to Multiliteracy" initiative. 



WHEREAS, the Los Gatos Union School District is committed to supporting multilingualism as a fundamental part of increasing intercultural understanding and international-mindedness; 

WHEREAS, the LGUSD is committed to extending access to an education for students from a variety of cultural and linguistic backgrounds;


WHEREAS, the LGUSD believes in the importance of bringing awareness of and appreciation for home languages within the LGUSD community; 


WHEREAS, the LGUSD believes a strong foundation in the home language facilitates the learning of a second language; 


WHEREAS, the LGUSD believes children who see their home language valued build a positive and healthy self-identity and stronger sense of pride in their cultural and linguistic heritage; 


WHEREAS, the LGUSD recognizes and celebrates minority languages as being equally as important as the dominant language; 


WHEREAS, the LGUSD values multilingualism because it fosters a welcoming school environment of inclusivity and diversity; 


WHEREAS, the LGUSD believes there is a growing need for individuals who are proficient in two or more languages in today's world economy and socio-political climate;


WHEREAS, the LGUSD is committed to supporting its Strategic Plan goals to foster international mindedness, explore world languages TK-5, and educate students for global citizenship;

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that, to meet the LGUSD’s beliefs and commitments, the District will implement the following action: 

  • Recognize and support Lexington Elementary School’s “Pathway to Multiliteracy” initiative to encourage students to learn multiple languages and eventually pursue the Seal of Biliteracy Certificate in high school; 

PASSED AND ADOPTED by the Board of Trustees of the Los Gatos Union School District, Los Gatos, California at a public meeting thereof duly called and held on June 8, 2021.