Ford County considers English-only policy

Ford County is considering an English language policy for all county employees.

County leaders say they drafted the policy because most county employees and many of the citizens they serve only speak English. READ THE PROPOSAL

Ford County PIO JD Gilbert says this is just a proposal and not something the county is enacting right away.

Under the proposal, English is to be used by all employees whenever they are engaged in County business. The policy makes an exception for situations employees are working with citizens or others who are not proficient in English.

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