English as a Second Language

History and Purpose

The English as a Second Language (ESL) Program at the Genesee Intermediate School District (GISD) was developed in 1993 through a collaboration with the UM-Flint's Bilingual Education Program. Its purpose is to assist schools in Genesee County in providing a more comprehensive education to language minority students.

In 1997, GISD continued the ESL program after the Bilingual Education Program at UM-Flint was discontinued. GISD's ESL program provides English language instruction to students who are English Language Learners (ELLs) and instructional support to school districts and building staff.

For More Information

Contact Sara Rainwater, ESL Coordinator, at (810) 591-4443 or send an email to [email protected].