Multi-language capabilities help manage K-12 demographic shifts
July 15, 2014 Leave a comment
Unprecedented demographic shifts in the U.S. are creating a communications gap between teachers, principals, and the students and families they serve. More than 1 in 5 K-12 households don’t speak English and minorities will become the majority of children under 18 by 2023, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
In spite of this, parents must still complete a whole host of paperwork for their kids such as Enrollment forms, Emergency Contact forms, Field-trip permission slips, and Health Assessments. Parents who struggle to read English have trouble completing these and the result is often frustration, incomplete information and wasted time & money.
With frevvo, it’s easy to combat these language barriers. Your school can provide forms to parents in multiple languages so they can provide important information easily and correctly. When complete, the system can generate PDFs in multiple languages using the data. For example, the form can be filled out in Spanish, parents can view the resulting PDF in Spanish while the school can save English and Spanish PDFs.
It’s more important now than ever to foster proper partnerships between schools and non-English speaking parents. frevvo is fast, easy and amazingly affordable. Interested? Contact us today.