The Minnesota Department of Education maintains an online database of interpreters and translators. The database includes the following information:
School districts that wish to employ an interpreter who is listed in this database should contact that individual directly to discuss what services are needed and to negotiate fees.
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Working with Interpreters offers guidelines and suggestions to help ensure that work done with the help of an interpreter or translator is successful. You can print or view this document using Acrobat by clicking the link above. When the document opens in Acrobat, select Print from the File menu.
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Registering for the Database
Public schools have difficulty finding interpreters and translators for less common languages. MDE is particularly interested in registering speakers of less common languages.
Interpreters and translators can register online through this website by using the Online Registration link. If individuals are unable to register online, please print this registration form and return by mail to the address below. To print the form using Acrobat, click this link to open the form and then select Print from the File menu. After printing the form, use the browser's Back button to return to this page.
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The State of Minnesota Court System maintains a database of interpreters which can be accessed through this link. http://www.mncourts.gov/?page=304 The Minnesota Department of Health is establishing a database of medical interpreters which can be accessed through this link: http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/pqc/hci/index.html