The Vigo County School Corporation is making efforts to reach out to the Latino/Hispanic community to make sure school-age children are enrolling and attending school. The district is making sure that many materials are translated into Spanish for those who are not fluent in English.
The corporation is also making efforts to have interpreters available when needed.
Officials say that there are many Hispanics in the area from Puerto Rico who are U.S. citizens, plus there are those Hispanics who may not be citizens but who work in professions and meet legal requirements to work.
These outreach services are also for those who may have entered the country illegally.
Superintendent Dan Tanoos was recently quoted as saying that the school corporation needs to serve every kid in the community, no matter who they are or where they come from, and that they are not going to turn anyone in.