Title III – Language Instruction for English Learners and Immigrant Students

Purpose:  To provide funds for teaching English to English Learners (EL) children and helping them to meet the state standards.


Program Description


The purpose of the East Baton Rouge Parish English as a Second Language (ESL) Program is to help ensure that children who are English Language Learners (ELL), including immigrant children and youth, attain English proficiency, develop high levels of academic attainment in English, and meet the same challenging State academic content and student academic achievement standards as all children are expected to meet.  Full-time Louisiana certified English as a Second Language (ESL) Instructional Specialists provide school site instructional support for teachers of identified English language learners.

ESL Program Flow Chart  Click Here


Elementary Schools:
Maricel Salvacion
Coordinator of Title I
Secondary Schools:
Melissa McKenzie
Instructional Support Specialist

Parent and Family Engagement Support
Antonia Acosta, Coordinator of Title I
(225) 922-5517

Interpretation and Translation Services
Maricel Salvacion

Mailing Address
English as a Second Language
1022 S. Foster Drive (IRC)
Baton Rouge, LA 70806

Map to Office Click here
PH 225-922-5461
FAX 225-922-5557

ESL Grievance Policy and Procedures
It shall be the policy of the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board that the school district shall place an equal emphasis upon the nondiscriminatory provision of educational opportunities for children and no person shall be excluded from participation in or denied the benefits of any education service, program or activity on the basis of economic status, intellectual ability, marital status, race, color, disability, religion, creed, national origin, age, or sex.  All programs offered by schools within the school district shall be open to all students in compliance with statutory and judicial requirements.

The Superintendent or designee shall investigate any and all complaints which may be brought against the district in regard to any alleged discriminatory action.  Grievance procedures to provide for prompt and equitable resolution of student complaints shall be the same as those used for employees.

To review the grievance procedures click here.

Contact Person:
Guillermo Acosta
Parent Liaison

English as a Second Language, 1022 S. Foster Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70806