Posted Date: 09/26/2023
Each week during Hispanic Heritage Month we're highlighting people who are making a difference in the community. This week's story takes us to Union Public Schools.
According to Union's bilingual liaison, Amanda Peregrina, Union has seen a growing Hispanic population over the years. It's grown so much, that's why the district created her position to help accommodate students and families.
"Last year there was 56 percent, more than half of the students were Hispanic," she said.
She added, many of the Hispanic students are immigrants. To help them be successful, they go through special classes. High schoolers, at any age, do a year at the 9th Grade Center. The classes are called "Newcomers." There are also Newcomer classes for elementary and middle school students. See video