District Translation and Interpretation Services

Serving the language needs of our community: Requesting interpretation & translation support

 

Under the English Language Program, headed by Robert Patrick, Coordinator you can count on a team of three District Translators and Interpreters (DTIs): Susan Ma , Cantonese and Mandarin, Erika Rodriguez, Spanish and Laura Low whom you can contact for all needs in Spanish and other languages.

The California Education Code states: “If 15% of students at a school site speak a single language other than English, all written notices, reports, statements, and records must be provided to parents in their primary language.” (Ed. Code 48985). Formal translations will be done at the District level, and school sites BIA’s can translate short, informal, day to day matters.

To obtain interpretation services for district-wide meetings and events submit your request at least 1-2 weeks prior to the meeting date. Some sites submit their calendared dates for the year, so the earlier you submit it the better chance of service. Easiest way to contact the team is via email.

 

Laura Low
Senior District Translator/Interpreter
llow@slzusd.org
510-317-4740
Erika Rodriguez
District Translator/
Interpreter-Spanish
erodriguez@slzusd.org
510-317-4701
Susan Ma
District Translator/ Interpreter-Chinese
sma@slzusd.org
510-317-4709