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 St. Paul Public Schools. Schools are encouraged to check this website periodically for an updated list of On-Call Language Interpreters.

    To find an On-Call Language Interpreter, please search the database via the link below. It is the responsibility of the school or department to find an On-Call Interpreter to meet their needs.  If the language that you are searching for is not listed, there are currently no On-Call Language Interpreters employed within Saint Paul Public Schools who speak the language you are looking for.

    If you have general questions about the On-Call Language Interpreters, please call Hannah Pierson at hannah.pierson@spps.org.  If there is someone that has not yet been approved to interpret and would like to be tested, please have that person contact Alejandra Lindskoog at Alejandra.Lindskoog@spps.org.  

    When paying On-Call Language Interpreters, please 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 two hours minimum for visits and one hour for phone calls/virtual meetings. 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.