The issues faced by this successful program in Orange County, Calif. are mirrored by many programs when they reach middle school, where things become less clear cut and placement looms large. No word yet on where the program will land. – Beth
CUSD Board Votes to Reconsider Mandarin immersion Program Policy
The Board of Trustees will reconsider this fall the district’s Mandarin Immersion Program (MIP) policy, including the program’s feeder pattern, which trustees previously approved in April.On April 13, the board voted 5-2 to approve the program’s pathway from Marian Bergeson Elementary School to Niguel Hills. Two trustees requested the middle school location be reconsidered, pointing to about $1 million in renovations that would need to be completed in order to house the program at Niguel Hills Middle School.