Liaison Helps Bridge Cultural Gap
Posted: January 24, 2013 at 5 a.m.
A new Southwest Junior High School employee is improving the school’s relationship with its Marshallese families, administrators said.
At A Glance
The liaison at Southwest Junior High School has several duties, including:
-Making contact with every student to discern his or her needs and how the school can help with them.
-Contact parents about students’ grades and attendance.
-Maintain an accurate database of phone numbers and addresses of Marshallese families.
-Be involved in discipline cases by working with administrators and contacting parents.
-Work with kids and parents on paying fees and fines.
-Assist with communication.
-Translate conferences between school and families.
Source: Southwest Junior High School
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