Review Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 11/12/2021 - 7:00 PM
Category: Teaching, Learning and Leadership
Type: Info
Subject: Update on Afghan Student Population and Support
ACPS 2025 Strategic Plan Goal:
Goal 2: Instructional Excellence
ACPS will ensure that all students have access to and engagement with high-quality instruction.
Goal 3: Student Accessibility and Support
ACPS will ensure students have equitable access to and engagement with programs and supports that reduce barriers to learning.
Goal 4: Strategic Resource Allocation
ACPS will strategically provide differentiated resources and supports to schools and departments.
Goal 5: Family and Community Engagement
ACPS will ensure that all families and community members feel welcomed, respected, and valued.
Funding Source or Fiscal Impact (where applicable)
File Attachment:
211112_attachment_Welcoming Newcomers.pdf
Agenda Item Summary: During the 2021–2022 school year, 128 new students from Afghanistan have been enrolled in ACPS across 12 schools. These recently enrolled students bring our total Afghan student population to 493, representing 9.3% of the English learner (EL) population and 3.2% of the total student population. Of the Afghan student population, 48.7% have identified Dari as a language spoken at home; 40.8% identified Pashto; 9.3% identified Farsi and
Persian; and the remaining 1.2% is a combination of Tonga, Uzbek, and Dargwa.
Background: As a result of the August 31, 2021, deadline set by the United States for military withdrawal from Afghanistan, the resettlement of Afghan refugees in the United States has increased significantly through
late summer and early fall.
Recommendation: The Superintendent recommends that the School Board review the information in this memo and attachment.
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Veronica Tellez - Executive Assistant
Signed By:
Dr. Gregory C. Hutchings, Jr. - Superintendent