Interpreter Training

  • Become a KSD Interpreter

    The Kent School District (KSD) invites families and community members to become interpreters.

    We welcome all languages and are in need of interpreters for the following languages as a priority:

    • Arabic
    • American Sign Language (ASL)
    • Burmese
    • Somali

    All KSD interpreters are required to complete training before they can begin working. The training is waived for those who have already completed the Washington State Interpreter Certification and can provide KSD with a copy of the certificate.

    The District and schools will call interpreters who have completed training and been cleared through KSD Human Resources on an as-needed basis throughout the school year.

    Approved interpreters are paid passed on hours worked.

    • $18.70 per hour for a KSD-trained interpreter
    • $25.00 per hour for a Washington State certified interpreter


    Kent School District interpreter training is provided by Puget Sound Educational Service District (PSESD) staff and capped at 30 participants.  

    The Kent School District does not pay our internal staff or parents to attend this training as this is a supplemental job.

    Dates are not available for the 2020-2021 school year yet. 

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Last Modified on April 8, 2020