On Call Language Interpreters

  • VIEW THE DATABASE of On-Call Language Interpreters that are available for schools to contact when needs arise. Interpreters on this list have been tested and approved by the District. Schools are encouraged to check this website periodically for an updated list of On-Call Language Interpreters.

    To find and On-Call Language Interpreter, please search the database via the link below. It is the responsibility of the school or department to find and On-Call Interpreter to meet your needs. If there is someone that has not yet been approved to interpreter, please have that person contact the Translations department by emailing Alejandra Lindskoog at Alejandra.Lindskoog@spps.org.

    If the language that you are searching for is not listed, there are currently no On-Call Language Interpreters employed with Saint Paul Public Schools who speak the language you are looking for.

    Please make sure On-Call Language Interpreters have been approved to interpret and complete a regular timesheet. Fees are the following: $22/hr for Hmong, Somali and Spanish, and $27/hr for all other languages. All On-Call Language Interpreters are paid 2 hours minimum for visits and 1 hour for phone calls. Timesheets need to be sent to payroll along with a supplemental pay form. Please make sure payments are submitted in a timely fashion along with a budget code. 

    Please Note: On-Call Interpreters are approved for oral interpretation only and cannot perform any written translation.