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Will language diversity be part of the Workforce Diversity Initiative?

Question#: 46

BUDGET PAGE REFERENCE: Chapter 10-10

ANSWER:

Employees who speak multiple languages enhance our workforce, and the Workforce Diversity Initiative will allow us to continue to build a pool of diverse language candidates particularly since we have so many students who speak languages other than English.

Currently, applicants who apply for positions in MCPS have the option of including languages spoken fluently when completing their online profile. There are certain teacher positions where an employee needs to be fluent in a particular language. Applicants who apply for positions in our immersion programs are tested in terms of their fluency and ability to teach in immersion programs. Applicants who apply to teach World Languages demonstrate their language abilities through certification in a particular language.

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