Multicultural Education

Francisco (Harvey) Oaxaca, Director

Francisco (Harvey) OaxacaDirector

Phone(561) 434-8010
3300 Forest Hill Boulevard, Suite A-204
West Palm BeachFL33406

Purpose and Functions

Multicultural Education serves to meet the language and academic needs of a diverse student population of English Language Learners (ELLs) who represent 16% of the total K-12 student population. A keystone of the department is initiating educational programs that ensure the academic progress of ELLs through the following:

  • Support services in schools to comply with District, State, and Federal requirements.
  • Professional learning opportunities to offer instructional strategies and support aligned to the unique needs of ELLs in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and Dual Language programs.
  • Bilingual/bicultural counseling and social services to meet the social, emotional, and academic needs of English Language Learners.
  • Facilitation of ESOL required training to satisfy requirements of the Florida Consent Decree.
  • Providing language related instructional resources aligned to the standards and designed to meet the needs of English Language Learners.
  • Advocating for all students to ensure equitable educational opportunities are provided at all schools.
  • Coordinating parent engagement opportunities to increase parental involvement.
  • Allocating resources to schools to serve English Language Learners.
  • Support families with student registration through the Welcome Center.
  • Translation and interpretation services to provide comprehensible input for students and families.
The School District of Palm Beach County