Published On: Mon, Jul 9th, 2012

AMERICAN ORGANIZATION OF TEACHERS OF PORTUGUESE SEEKS SUPPORT TO BRING PORTUGUESE LANGUAGE TO PALM BEACH COUNTY

The American Organization of Teachers of Portuguese is launching a petition and survey to support the creation of a Dual Language Portuguese-English program and Portuguese elective classes for middle and high schools in Palm Beach County School District. Miami-Dade County has four schools with Portuguese language programs. They are Ada Merritt K-8 (bilingual), John I. Smith Middle, Doral Middle, and Miami Beach Senior High. At this time, the American Organization of Teachers of Portuguese plans to expand these programs to Palm Beach County, at first, and later to Broward County.

The American Organization of Teachers of Portuguese (AOTP) needs the support from  all interested in the creation of Portuguese language programs in Palm Beach by signing the online petition and completing the online survey. The idea of the survey and petition is to demonstrate to Palm Beach School Board the interest and demand of the community for the creation of a bilingual Portuguese-English program as well as Portuguese elective classes in the schools of Palm Beach.

The deadline to complete the survey and sign the petition is September 1st, 2012.  The survey was designed for parents, regardless of where they live, who are interested in having their children attending Portuguese classes in Palm Beach County.

The petition, on the other hand,  is can be signed by all who support the creation of Portuguese programs in Palm Beach. The results will be submitted by the American Organization of Teachers of Portuguese to the School Board.

Link to survey: http://tinyurl.com/8x5l5ym

Link to petition: http://tinyurl.com/7gcne6g

By signing the petition and completing the survey, you are supporting the efforts in making Portuguese language part of the curriculum in the schools of Palm Beach County.

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