Department Role

The Translation Office provides written translations and verbal interpreting services to any and all individuals or groups within the Salt Lake City School District which require language assistance. Our goal is to help everyone understand each other when the language barrier interferes. Interpreting includes the major languages spoken by employees, students and family members in the school district community. American Sign Language interpreting is also available when needed. We strive to help our community members in any way possible, for meetings of any type that affect the functions of the school district and its departments, schools and community members. If you need assistance, please contact us at any time. If you have an urgent matter and cannot reach our office, please refer to the interpreter list to the right and call an interpreter for the language needed.

Personal Role

Bob's purpose as Translator Coordinator is to organize and coordinate the translation of all documents, the assignment of interpreters, and the preparation of multi-lingual communication services. He will help leaders, administrators, teachers and community members understand the nuances of translation/interpretation so that we can serve you well. Angelica, as the Translation Office Assistant, receives requests and sets appointments. She also translates documents and interprets for appointments in the district offices as needed.

Announcements

CHANGE OF CONTACT: The translation office will discontinue using freelance subcontractors as of June 30, 2017. We will shift to interpreters contracted through local agencies. All of the previous interpreters have been contacted about this change, and have been informed where to go in order to become a part of the agency list of interpreters. We hope that the majority of them will continue to serve us through the new contact channel, and that the changes will not inconvenience anyone.

Registration will take place during the first 3 weeks of August, 2017.

SEP conferences will begin in late September and run through October, 2017, and again from late January through February, 2018. Please get your requests to us quickly so that we can fill them appropriately.

The district is no longer employing interpreters and translators directly. Please do NOT contact interpreters directly to assign them. For information on the companies used by the district for translation/interpreting, please contact Bob Muench.

Each interpreter will bring their own Interpreter Reporting Hours Billing Forms. Do not continue to use the forms created by the district. Please sign off on the agency forms, indicating that the interpreter has performed the work.

Project Priorities

Early August: Interpreters for registration

During the School Year:

  • Translations
    • New Teacher Disclosures
    • School Calendars
    • Newsletters
  • Interpreters
    • Late Sept.-End of Oct: SEP conferences
    • IEP Meetings (always a high priority)
    • PTA/SCC Meetings
  • •Late Jan.-End of Feb: SEP conferences


 

 

Coordinator: Bob Muench - 801.578.8378 or fax: 801.578.8416

Administrative Assistant: Louise Benzon - 801.578.8296


Website Translation Notice

The Salt Lake City School District utilizes Google Translate to quickly translate our website into different languages. However, the translations are not perfect and may contain errors, and some words or phrases may not be translated at all. Official translations are available when listed. If you need an official translation of a document, please Email Bob Muench or call our Translation Services Department at 801.578.8378.

 

 

 

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