Fla. school district to offer parents free translation service

A hotline that can only be used on campus will give parents access to translators of 200 languages.

Almost 4,000 Haitian Creole-speaking students are enrolled for the upcoming school year. Most of the students will attend Oak Ridge High School, Robinswoods Middle School or Palmetto Elementary School.

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Lublyne Moncoey, who moved from Haiti to Orlando at the age off 11, said it was difficult to learn a new language. She said a translation service would have been helpful to her and her family.

"If I had that, I know it would have helped me," she said. "We kind of had to help ourselves, like go to the library and get a dictionary."

Officials said the district already provides free translation services at monthly parent meetings.


Schools will soon have vocabulary charts in other languages, including Haitian Creole.

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