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Multicultural and Transliteration Services (MTS)

MTS provides interpreting, translating and cultural mediation services to students enrolled at KDES & MSSD, their families, and the teachers and staff working with them. Services include:

Interpreting and translation services: Bilingual and trilingual services are provided to teachers and staff in the Clerc Center and to families that speak languages other than English whose deaf/hard of hearing children are enrolled in KDES or MSSD.

Multi-Cultural Support Services:  Cultural and informational support is provided to families from diverse cultural backgrounds whose children are interested in, or are enrolled in, KDES or MSSD to ensure a smooth transition to and through their academic careers.

Hispanic HelpLine:  MTS runs a Hispanic phone line open during regular business hours as well as after hours for Spanish-speaking parents of students at both KDES and MSSD. Parents and/or caretakers can use this line to contact the school to make a request, leave a message for staff members or to report on absences. This number can also be used in case of emergencies.