Fiscal Year 2018 → Question 6
The Language Services Assistance Unit (LASU) currently provides translation services to all Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) facilities, schools and offices, in six (6) languages: Amharic, Chinese, French, Korean, Spanish, and Vietnamese.
The scope of translation services provided by LASU includes, but is not limited to:
The interpretation team in LASU works with professional part-time MCPS staff to provide real-time, face-to-face communication with individual students, their families, and groups of students or parents to facilitate communication with those who communicate best in a language other than English.
LASU provides interpreters to the following types of meetings:
To support the future increases in needs, LASU is requesting a 1.0 Amharic translator. This action will reduce costs on the written translations and that money will be used to increase the support on interpretation services to schools and offices.