New Languages Available for ESSA Parent Notices


To meet federal and civil rights requirements, school administrators must provide parent communications in a language parents can understand. Administrators are specifically required to meet these communication requirements for the top 5 languages in their district.

A subscription to ParentNotices provides schools and their districts instant access to an online-library of legally-reviewed parent notices and forms in multiple, high-priority languages and access to highly qualified translation and interpretation services when the need arises. Oral interpretation and custom translations are available in any language.

In partnership with our State Departments of Education subscribers, TransACT has added 7 additional languages to the ESSA ParentNotices collection: Burmese, Gujarati, Khmer, Marshallese, Portuguese, Swahili, and Urdu. Each of the 100+ notices in the ESSA collection supports districts with compliance with federal communication laws, including ESSA and civil rights. 

The ESSA collection is now available in 21 languages (including English): 

  1. Arabic
  2. Bengali
  3. Burmese
  4. Chinese
  5. English
  6. French
  7. Gujarati
  8. Haitian Creole
  9. Hmong
  10. Karen
  11. Khmer (Cambodian)
  12. Korean
  13. Marshallese
  14. Nepali
  15. Portuguese
  16. Russian
  17. Somali
  18. Spanish
  19. Swahili
  20. Urdu
  21. Vietnamese

Having the right strategy and partnership for compliant parent and family engagement communication provides uniformity across districts and peace of mind to administrators tasked with meeting federal parent communication requirements. In addition to the ESSA collection, ParentNotices has 3 other collections of documents: General Education, Section 504, IDEA. Between the 4 document collections, there are approximately 300 documents that help meet compliance requirements related to state, federal, and civil rights laws

TransACT ParentNotices software provides 10+ State Departments of Education and over 5,000 districts across 48 states with federally compliant school-to-home notices and forms in multiple languages. Request a quote and speak to one of our experts to better understand how TransACT ParentNotices delivers parent communications in a distance or hybrid learning environment.


Dr. David Holbrook

About The Author

Dr. David Holbrook is a nationally recognized leader in federal programs administration and monitoring with expertise in Title I, Title III, Native American Education, and Federal Programs. Dr. Holbrook has also worked as a consultant with Title III of the US Department of Education and now serves as Executive Director, Federal Compliance and State Relationships with TransAct.