JCPS Language Services

The purpose of JCPS Language Services is to obtain language support. We help the district communicat

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Photos from JCPS Language Services's post 08/14/2023

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Our Facilitators Gretel and Yeni working hard to secure language support for international students and families.


Jefferson County Public Schools

🌏 FACILITATING COMMUNICATION | Did you know there are more than 💯 languages spoken in JCPS? The district has an entire department dedicated to serving English learners and their families with language support. ✅ Check it out and make sure to follow JCPS Language Services on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram ()! ⬇️


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Our Story

Our story began in 1978, with the inception of the English as a Second Language (ESL) Program. At that time, our district faced a great influx of immigrants and wanted to provide meaningful access to language support in order for all JCPS staff to communicate effectively with English learners and their families.

For many years, until 2016, facilitating interpretation and translation requests fell to one ESL staff member. However, due to the growth in demand, facilitating requests ultimately became the responsibility of four full-time staff members. Thus, the present-day Language Services Division was established.

We began tracking the number of language support requests in the 2005-06 school year. Our records indicate that, in that year, we facilitated more than 650 requests. By school year 2016-17, the number of requests had jumped to more than 3,875, representing a 485 percent increase.

In 2016-17, we implemented an automated scheduling system. In 2017-18, we upgraded to a professional online scheduling system.




1325 Bluegrass Avenue
Louisville, KY

Opening Hours

Monday 7:30am - 5pm
Tuesday 7:30am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 7:30am - 4:30pm
Thursday 7:30am - 4:30pm
Friday 7:30am - 4:30pm
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