ESL Services

ESL Program

Plains ISD offers an ESL program.  The goal of the ESL Program is to provide non-native English-speaking students of other language with opportunities to develop their reading, writing, listening and speaking skills in English utilizing second language methods and to equip them with the academic strategies necessary for successful study in a language and culture that may differ from their native language and/or culture.


The Texas Administrative Code (§89.1205 (d)) specifies that all English language learners for whom a district is not required to offer a bilingual education program shall be provided an English as a second language program.  Our ESL program is designed to develop proficiency in the comprehension, speaking, and reading of the English language.  Instruction in our ESL program will commensurate with the students’ level of English proficiency and their level of academic achievement.



Texas Education Code (TEC) §29.051 -29.064 - Bilingual Education and ESL Programs

Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 89. Subchapter BB. Commissioner's Rules Concerning State Plan for Educating English Language Learners (PDF, 202 KB) 


PISD Contact: Linda Olvera at (806) 456-7401 or