F-M BOE considers plan to start foreign languages one year earlier

— “The task force fully realized that the best approach was to offer all four languages at the seventh grade,” Kaiser said. “However, financial constraints at that time would have added considerably to a budget that had to be cut. That’s when it was decided to have a plan in place that we could move forward with when the time was right. We feel that time is now.”

The LOTE curriculum for grades seven and eight would allow all students passing both courses to earn one language credit. The board has also asked the district to explore models that teach LOTE at early ages, and that study will continue, Kaiser said.

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