By Richard Bammer
Travis Unified leaders on Tuesday approved a summertime transition program for, possibly, some 50 primary-grade students in the Cambridge Elementary Spanish Immersion program who will be enrolled in English-only classes in the fall, because the SI program has been discontinued.
Sue Brothers, the district’s director of curriculum and assessment, said the program — the details of which were not clear during her presentation at a governing board meeting — will focus on English and mathematics.
A voluntary program, it is intended for students in first- through third-grades, to help them make the adjustment from speaking, reading and writing largely in Spanish to English entirely.
Classes will be held at Foxboro Elementary in Vacaville, for 16 days, three hours per day, depending on the number of families that sign up, said Brothers. Parents will be responsible for their student’s transportation, she added.