Reformed The General Education Law, Incorporating Art. 15 To

Original Language Title: REFÓRMASE LA LEY GENERAL DE EDUCACIÓN, INCORPORANDO UN ART. 15-A

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DECREE NO 715

THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF THE REPUBLIC OF EL SALVADOR,

CONSIDERING:

I.-That the first paragraph of Article 1 of the Constitution of the Republic states that " El Salvador recognizes the human person as the origin and the end of the activity of the State, which is organized for the achievement of justice, legal certainty and the common good. "

II.-That the General Law of Education, approved by Legislative Decree No. 917, dated December 12, 1996, published in Official Journal No. 242, Volume No. 333, dated December 21, 1996, states in its article 1 ° that: " La education is a process of permanent, personal, cultural and social formation that is based on an integral conception of the human person, his dignity, his rights and his duties. "

III.-That the elimination of the existing communication barriers in the Salvadoran society for deaf people, is currently an imperative for the promotion of equal opportunities, and fundamentally, for this The social sector can freely access all kinds of studies, and achieve a comprehensive training in which the essential purpose of education prevails, such as achieving the integral development of the personality in its dimension. spiritual, moral and social, and contribute to the construction of a more prosperous democratic society,

IV.-That in order to comply with the above, it is necessary to incorporate in the General Law of Education, the recognition of the Salvadoran Sign Language -Lessa, as the natural and official language of deaf people In this context, it will be possible to respect and develop the linguistic identity of the people belonging to this community, and promote non-discrimination of deaf people in different areas of life.

THEREFORE,

in use of its constitutional powers and at the initiative of the deputies and the deputies: Ana Marina Alvarenga Barahona, Lucia del Carmen Ayala de Leon, Yohalmo Edmundo Cabrera Chacón, Carmen Elena Figueroa Rodriguez, Heidy Carolina Mira Saravia, Guillermo Antonio Olivo Mendez, Raul Omar Cuellar, Silvia Estela Ostorga de Escobar, Norma Carolina Ramirez and David Ernesto Reyes Molina; and with the support of the deputies and the deputies: Othon Sigfrido Reyes Morales, Enrique Alberto Luis Valdés Soto, Guillermo Antonio Gallegos Navarrete, Lorena Guadalupe Peña Mendoza, Guillermo Francisco Mata Bennett, Manuel Vicente Menjivar Esquivel, Irma Lourdes Palacios Vásquez, Francisco José Zablah Safie, Felix Agreda Chachagua, Ana Vilma Albanez de Escobar, Damian Alegria, Dina Yamileth Argueta Avelar, Ana Lucia Baires de Martínez, Eduardo Enrique Barrientos Zepeda, Alicia Elinor Barrios Méndez, Carmen Elena Calderón Sol de Escalón, Arcenio Olmes Carrillo Abarca, Silvia Alejandrina Castro Figueroa, Crissia Suhan Chavez Garcia, Dario Alejandro Chicas Argueta, Ricardo Humberto Contreras Henriquez, Norma Cristina Cornejo Amaya,

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Carlos Cortez Hernández, Rosa Alma Cruz Marinero, Roberto José d' Aubuisson Munguía, Ana Vilma Castro de Cabrera, Nery Arely Diaz de Rivera, Antonio Echeverria Veliz, Rene Gustavo Escalante Zelaya, Jose Edgar Escolan Batse, Julio Cesar Fabian Perez, Emma Julia Fabian Hernandez, Santiago Flores Alfaro, Cesar Humberto Garcia Aguilera, Norma Fidelia Guevara de Ramírios, Carlos Walter Guzmán Coto, Edilberto Hernández Castillo, Estela Yanet Hernandez Rodriguez, Karina Ivette Sosa de Lara, Audelia Guadalupe Lopez de Kleutgens, Hortensia Margarita Lopez Quintana, Martir Arnoldo Marin Villanueva, Mario Marroquín Mejia, Rodolfo Antonio Martinez, Rolando Mata Fuentes, Juan Carlos Mendoza Portillo, Rafael Ricardo Moran Tobar, Jose Gabriel Murillo Duarte, Mariella Pena Pinto, Manuel Mercedes Portillo Dominguez, Sergio Benigno Portillo Portillo, Nelson de Jesus Quintanilla Gomez, Claudia Luz Ramirez Garcia, Ismael Recinos Lopez, Santos Adelmo Rivas Rivas, Rubio Ronal Rivas Recinos, Sonia Margarita Rodriguez Siguenza, Alberto Armando Romero Rodriguez, Patricia Maria Salazar de Rosales, Rodrigo Samayoa Rivas, Mario Alberto Tenorio Guerrero, Jaime Gilberto Valdez Hernandez, Patricia Elena Valdivieso de Gallardo, Mario Eduardo Valiente Ortiz and Donato Eugenio Vaquerano Rivas.

DECRETA the following:

REFORM TO THE GENERAL EDUCATION LAW

Art. 1.-Incorporate an article 15 -A, between Articles 15 and 16, of the General Law of Education, as follows:

" Art. 15 -A.-The Salvadoran Sign Language-LESSA is recognized as the natural and official language of the Salvadoran deaf persons; consequently, all activities carried out for this sector of society must be carried out in strict attachment to this provision, therefore, it is the obligation of the State to ensure its teaching and conservation. "

Art. 2. This Decree shall enter into force eight days after its publication in the Official Journal.

GIVEN IN THE BLUE HALL OF THE LEGISLATIVE PALACE: San Salvador, at the twentieth day of the month of June of the year two thousand fourteen.

OTHON SIGFRIDO REYES MORALES, PRESIDENT.

ENRIQUE ALBERTO LUIS VALDEZ SOTO, GUILLERMO ANTONIO GALLEGOS NAVARRETE, FIRST VICE PRESIDENT. SECOND VICE-PRESIDENT.

JOSÉ FRANCISCO MERINO LÓPEZ, LORENA GUADALUPE PEÑA MENDOZA, THIRD VICE PRESIDENT. FOURTH VICE-PRESIDENT.

CARLOS ARMANDO REYES RAMOS, FIFTH VICE PRESIDENT.

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GUILLERMO FRANCISCO MATA BENNETT, MANUEL VICENTE MENJÍVAR ESQUIVEL, FIRST SECRETARY. SECOND SECRETARY.

SANDRA MARLENE SALGADO GARCÍA, JOSÉ RAFAEL MACHUCA ZELAYA, THIRD SECRETARY. FOURTH SECRETARY.

IRMA LOURDES PALACIOS VÁSQUEZ, ERNESTO ANTONIO ANGULO MILLA, FIFTH SECRETARY. SIXTH SECRETARY.

FRANCISCO JOSE ZABLAH SAFIE, JOSE SERAFIN ORANTES RODRIGUEZ, SEVENTH SECRETARY. EIGHTH SECRETARY.

CASA PRESIDENTIAL: San Salvador, nine days of the month of July of the year two thousand fourteen.

PUBESQUIESE,

Salvador Sánchez Cerén, President of the Republic.

Carlos Mauricio Canjura Linares, Minister of Education.

D. O. No. 129 Took No. 404 Date: July 14, 2014.

FN/adar 25-08-2014

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