As we progress through this school year, the need to support English Language Learners and their families to address the inequities they face remains a critical topic. The Long Island RBERN at Eastern Suffolk BOCES continues to provide the support and professional learning our ELL educators may need. The L.I. RBERN is able to provide the same level of technical assistance and professional development through remote and online services. To request L.I. RBERN services, please submit a request for services form or through the information found on our Contact Us page.
The following guidance and memos have been distributed to assist school districts with providing services during the COVID-19 pandemic:
The L.I. RBERN will continue to update the field with guidance on policy updates as they pertain to ELLs and their families during this challenging time. We’re all in this together and we’re here for you!
With gratitude for your dedication,
Executive Director, L.I. RBERN
Eastern Suffolk BOCES administers the LONG ISLAND REGIONAL BILINGUAL EDUCATION RESOURCE NETWORK (L.I. RBERN). The purpose of the L.I. RBERN is to support districts and schools in promoting equity and excellence in the education of English Language Learners (ELLs) by providing high quality technical assistance, on-site consultation, and professional development.
The L.I. RBERN serves all 125 public school districts on Long Island, in both Nassau and Suffolk Counties.