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Interpreter and Translation Services

Parents have the right to participate, understand, and engage in their child’s education regardless of what language they speak. For this reason, the Springfield Public Schools prioritizes Language Access by providing free translation (written) and interpretation (spoken) services to our limited English proficient parents, legal guardians, and families in more than 150 languages.

The Department of Interpreter & Translation Services of Springfield Public Schools is committed to ensuring that our limited English proficient parents, legal guardians, and families have the equal opportunity to communicate purposefully with school staff regarding all areas of their child’s education by providing the below services at no cost to you:

  • Interpreter services are available in-person and/or over the phone during school hours provided by both qualified and certified interpreters.

     

  • Springfield Public Schools translates essential documents containing critical information about your child’s education such as Individualized Education Plans (IEP), 504 Plans, Report Cards, Consent Forms, and others. Upon parental request, special education related services evaluations are also translated.

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.

How to Request

Parents and Legal Guardians

To obtain language access services, please contact your child’s school principal and/or parent facilitator. If your preferred language of communication is other than English, the district and/or school must provide you information deemed as essential in the language you specify.

SPS employees

For an in-person interpreter or written translation, please submit a formal request by visiting the Pupil Services Forms on the MySPS intranet by going to Applications > Forms > Pupil Services Forms. For information on how to connect to an on demand, over-the-phone interpreter, please visit the Pupil Services Department homepage on the MySPS intranet by going to Departments > Pupil Services > Forms and Policies.

Contact Us

The Department of Interpreter & Translation Services
Email:
translations@springfieldpublicschools.com

Michael P. Baracchi, Jr.
Coordinator of Interpreter & Translation Services
Phone: 413-787-7100, ext. 55623
Email:
baracchim@springfieldpublicschools.com

1550 Main Street
Springfield, MA 01103

 

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