Free English classes offered to future tutors

SAN YSIDRO — The San Ysidro School District is offering free English classes to adults who pledge to tutor school-age children.

The district also offers free study materials and free baby-sitting during classes.

Adult students need not have children in the schools to enroll, but they will be asked to sign a pledge that they will help tutor a child in exchange for the free English lessons.

San Ysidro offers the classes at four sites: Sunset, Willow and Beyer elementary schools and the Villa Nueva Apartments. There are day and night classes.

The classes are paid for by the state through a provision in Proposition 227, the voter-approved initiative to ban bilingual education.

To enroll, call Sophia Bouvier, San Ysidro’s director of state and federal programs, at 619-428-4476, Ext. 3028.

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