Title VI prohibits discrimination of the basis of race, color, or national origin in the operation of all federally assisted programs.
Implications for English Language Learners (ELLs) or Limited English Proficient (LEP) Students:
1. Students cannot be discriminated against due to language. ELLs/LEP students cannot be denied services, e.g., AG because the teacher does not speak the language.
2. Students cannot be refused enrollment due to Limited English Proficiency (LEP). Students are entitled to an education in a public school until age 21.
3. Students cannot be retained due to Limited English Proficiency. Additionally, this means that as a practice Fs, Ds, or Us should not be given if English language ability prevents the students from performing the same as a native speaker of English. However, grading decisions are made at the school level and such variables as effort, participation, and attendance should be considered. Students cannot be expelled or suspended because of their limited English proficiency status.