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TUSD releases student refugee program report

Posted at 11:08 AM, Sep 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-28 16:22:26-04
The Tucson Unified School District has released a report that reveals details about its refugee students and the services provided to support them this school year.
 
The report also highlights details about the district's refugee program and the services provided to those students to support both their academics and personal achievement. The six-page report reveals the district has 970 documented refugee students that attend schools all over the district.
 
Those students come from 51 countries. 
 
  • 315 in K-5
  • 232 in 6-8
  • 23 in 9-12 
 
The report indicates the students attend a total of 52 schools across the district. According to the report, the students speak 12 different languages and some tribal dialects. The five most common languages spoken at home, according to the report, are Korean, Vietnamese, Nepali, Hindi and Swahili. In addition, the report reveals that the district has hired translators and interpreters, opened  service centers and created social-emotional support services to respond to the needs of this group. 
 
The district says its their goal to help make their transition to this country as smooth as possible.