Independence Local Schools is required to identify and serve students who are English Learners (EL). The new student registration process includes the completion of Ohio’s Language Usage Survey. After identifying potential English Learners (EL) the district will assess these students’ English language proficiency. Parents are notified if their child qualifies and an EL plan is developd and implemented. If you have any questions regarding identifying an English Learner (EL), please contact Sandy McCullough at 216-642-5850.