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Language Access Workgroup

Contact Information

Center for the Improvement of Student Learning


Convened by OSPI  and the Office of Education Ombuds, the purpose of the workgroup is to advise OSPI, the Washington State School Directors’ Association, and the Legislature on specific strategies meant to improve meaningful, equitable access for public school students and their family members who have language access barriers. In 2019, the Legislature passed House Bill 1130 (HB 1130) which created the Language Access Workgroup.

By October 1, 2020, the Workgroup must report its findings and recommendations to the Legislature.

Language Access Workgroup meetings have concluded!

Authorizing Legislation

ESHB 1130


Past Meetings

October 8, 2020
10am – 2:30pm
October 8 Meeting Agenda
Workgroup materials on Padlet

September 10, 2020
10 AM – 2:30 PM
September 10 Meeting Agenda
Workgroup materials on Padlet
Zoom Meeting

August 13, 2020
10 AM – 2:30 PM
August 13 Meeting Agenda
Zoom Meeting

July 9, 2020
10am -2:30pm
July 9 Meeing Agenda 
Zoom Meeting 

June 11, 2020
10 AM – 2:30 PM
June 11 Meeting Agenda
Zoom Meeting 

May 14, 2020
May 14 Meeting Agenda
10 AM – 2:30 PM
Zoom meeting

Apr. 9, 2020
10 am-2:15pm
Zoom meeting

Feb. 13, 2019
9 am–4 pm
South Puget Sound Community College Lacey Campus
Room 186
4220 6th Ave SE
Lacey, WA 98503

Dec. 13, 2019
9 am–4 pm
CDHY Tacoma office
3111 S 43rd St
Tacoma, WA 98409

Nov. 14, 2019
9 am–4 pm
CDHY Tacoma office
3101 S 43rd St
Tacoma, WA 98409

Oct. 3, 2019
9 am–4 pm
AWSP, Training Room
1021 8th Ave SE
Olympia, WA 98501



Member Organization
 Abigail Westbrook Washington State School Directors’ Association
Andrew Estep Washington State Parent Teacher Association
Anita Ahumada The Washington State Commission on Hispanic Affairs

April McArthur

*Alternate: Rick Hauan

Washington Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Youth (CDHY)
Brian Stromberg Deaf community
Cindy Cholico ESD 105
Charo de Portaro C.I.E.L.O. Centro Integral Educativo Para Latinos En Olympia
Corey Grandstaff The State School for the Blind
Darya Farivar Disability Rights Washington
Diana Gonzalez OneAmerica
Fanny Cordero Interpreter
Heather White ASL Interpreter
Hodan Mohamed Somali Community
Jen Cole Washington State Coalition for Language Access
Joy Sebe The Special Education Advisory Council
Dr. Julieta Altamirano-Crosby Educational Opportunity Gap Oversight and Accountability Committee
Kayla-Tai Ramos Public School Employees of Washington
Kurt Hatch Association of Washington School Principals
Ky Ly Open Doors for Multicultural Families

Milena Calderari-Waldron

*Alternate: Leroy Mould

Local 1671/AFSCME Council 28 (WFSE)
Mohammed Akmoosh Iraqi Community Center of Washington
Providence Kamana  Congolese Integration Network
Sina Sam Washington State Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs
Vacant The Washington State Commission on African-American Affairs
Vacant The Governor’s Office of Indian Affairs
Yoshiko Schulz University Place School District