• Second Language, Multilingual, and DLI Stipends
    Updated: November 30, 2023


    PAT Educator Multilingual Language Stipend

    If you work at a school where a minimum of 5% of the students in your school speak a common language other than English according to the October 1 enrollment reports and you are fluent in the identified language, you may be eligible for the PAT bilingual stipend as outlined in Appendix I - Bilingual or Multilingual Ability. 

    If your school is not listed below then the languages spoken other than English do not reach the 5% threshold this school year. 

    Eligible Language & School(s):
    American Sign Language - Columbia Regional Program
    Chinese - Clark ES, Woodstock ES, Harrison Park MS, Head Start 
    Japanese - Richmond ES
    Russian - Kelly ES, Lane MS
    Somoli/Maay-Maay - Markham ES, Rosa Parks ES
    Spanish - Ainsworth ES, Atkinson ES, Beach ES, Cesar Chavez K-8, Chief Joseph ES, Clark ES, Faubion ES,  Grout ES, James John ES, Kelly ES, Lee ES, Lent ES, MLK Jr ES, Rigler ES, Rosa Parks ES, Scott ES, Sitton ES, Vestal ES, Whitman ES, Woodlawn ES, Woodmere ES, Beaumont MS, George MS, Harrison Park MS, Kellogg MS, Lane MS, Ockley Green MS, Roseway Heights MS, Tubman MS, Alliance @ Benson, Alliance @ Meek, Benson HS, Franklin HS, Jefferson HS, McDaniel HS, Roosevelt HS, PCC Yes!, Rosemary Anderson (all sites), NAYA Many Nations Academy, Youth Builders, CTC Northeast, Head Start
    Vietnamese - Clark ES, Kelly ES, Lee ES, Rose City Park ES, Vestal ES, Woodmere ES, Kellogg MS, Lane MS, Roseway Heights MS, Franklin HS, McDaniel HS,  Head Start, Arthur Academy 

    To apply for the stipend, please complete this form no later than Wednesday, December 13. 

    On the form, you will indicate if you have already completed the language assessment or need to take it. If you need to complete the assessment, a Human Resources representative will connect with you to schedule the oral and written language assessment through ALTA language services. After you complete each assessment, ALTA will send the results to Human Resources. Results usually arrive within a few business days. In order to be eligible for the bilingual stipend you must pass both the oral and written assessments with a score of 7 or higher. 

    Once approved, the stipend is $1,500 annually, prorated by FTE, and will be prorated over your remaining paychecks for the school year.

    The stipend is determined on an annual basis based on the October 1 enrollment at each school. This may mean you are eligible for the stipend one year and not another year. Each year, we will inform educators of their potential eligibility and provide the opportunity to indicate their eligibility. Educators will only have to test one time and are not required to test every year. 

    Educators who work directly in the DLI program and receive the DLI Stipend are not eligible for the bilingual stipend. 

    If you have questions, please contact your HR Staffing Associate.


    PAT DLI Stipend

    DLI classroom educators receive a $3,000 stipend for teaching in the partner language in a DLI program for the 2023-2024 school year. This stipend will appear on the November paycheck (November 30) and will be prorated over each paycheck for the remainder of the school year.


    PFSP Second Language Stipend

    The PFSP contract recognizes the importance of language diversity in supporting our students and school communities.  If the regular duties of an employee includes the regular use of a second language used by your school community, the employee may be eligible to be paid a 5% annual stipend. This applies to positions which do not already have a second language required as the regular duties of the position. 

    The stipend must be reviewed and approved annually by the building Administrator or Supervisor and approved by HR. Administrators and Supervisors must complete the online Google form (click here: PFSP Second Language Stipend Form) for review and possible approval. Requests submitted by December 22, 2023 will be retroactively paid to the beginning of the school year once it is approved.  Requests submitted and approved after December 22 will become effective the first day of the following pay period. 

Prior School Years

  • PAT DLI Stipend 2022-2023

  • PAT Multilingual Stipend 2022-2023

  • PFSP Second Language Stipend 2022-2023

  • PAT Multilingual Stipend 2021-2022