English Learner Services

About Compensatory Education

The Compensatory Education Program coordinates services supporting student interventions and parent involvement. State and federal categorical funds include Title I, EIA/LEP, and Title III. The Director of Compensatory Education works with school administration to plan and implement support for struggling students. Services are extended to over 8,000 of the students enrolled in the OUHSD. The goals of each of these programs are outlined briefly below.

The goal of this federal program is to ensure that all students have a fair, equal, and sufficient opportunity to obtain a high quality education. Funding is based upon the number of low income families. Program services are outlined in each school’s site plan. These services supplement existing efforts to help students reach proficiency on challenging state academic content standards and state academic assessments. Increasing the quality of parent involvement is a priority in NCLB. The district employs a Parent Liaison to support parent involvement at each school.

The district supports the development and monitors the implementation of school plans designed to close the achievement gap between:

  • High and low-performing students, specially between minority and non-minority students
  • Disadvantaged students and their more advantaged peers

There are over 3,600 English Learners (EL) in the OUHSD. The state provides supplemental EIA funding annually based upon EL enrollment and low-income counts. The goal is to ensure that EL students become proficient in English and meet academic content standards. Services include instructional support both in the classroom and outside the regular school day. Students receive additional counseling support. Teachers are provided with professional development targeting the needs of low performing students. Schools often use funds to purchase supplemental materials. There is a focus on increasing parental involvement. Services are outlined in each school plan.

The district completed a Master Plan of Services for English Learners in 2009. You can learn about EL students identification, placement in programs of instruction, reclassification as fluent, parent involvement, evaluation, and accountability by reviewing the EL Master Plan

Additional federal funding is provided to support English Learner students and those who are recent immigrants. Supplemental services are similar to Title I and EIA program support. The district employs an English Learner Resource Teacher to support improved student performance and professional development.

Contact

Guadalupe Reyes | Director Categorical Programs
Telephone: 805-385-6857
Email: guadalupe.reyes@ouhsd.k12.ca.us

Connie Cervera, Ed.D. | Categorical Programs Coordinator
Telephone: 805-278-1067
Email: connie.cervera@ouhsd.k12.ca.us

Hilda Gómez | District Parent Liaison
Telephone: 805-486-1809
Email: hilda.gomez@ouhsd.k12.ca.us

Amelia Veronica | Director’s Assistant
Telephone: 805-436-8525
Email: amelia.veronica@ouhsd.k12.ca.us

About English Learner & Migrant Education

There are more than 630 Migrant students eligible for services in the Oxnard Union High School District. These are students whose parent or guardian (or the student living independently) has moved or migrated within the last three years with the principal intention of seeking temporary or seasonal employment in agricultural or fishing activity. Students may be eligible until 21 years of age.

The Board of Trustees recognizes that children of migratory workers have special educational and health needs. The Board authorizes a supplementary instructional support program using available federal funds so that students will have continuity of their educational progress, help to overcome language barriers, and motivation for consistent attendance at school. The Board encourages parents/guardians and staff to support and assist each other in all such efforts.

The district makes use of available funds to provide supplementary services for migrant children. Such services shall be coordinated with other existing district resources such as English Language Development, health screening, and compensatory education programs.

Services

Qualifying students are eligible for the following services:

  • Special Program Counselors promote individual academic progress and provide personal guidance.
  • Migrant Teacher Corps students provide additional classroom assistance.
  • Activities designed to promote leadership, self esteem, college and career guidance, and cultural appreciation.
  • Regular communication in the parent’s primary language designed to promote an understanding of and participation in their child’s education through District Migrant Parent Advisory Council Meetings and activities.