What is ELAC?
Whenever there are twenty-one (21) or more English Learner students at a school site, there shall be a functioning English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC) that meets the all of the following:
a) Parent members are elected by parents or guardians of English Learners.
b) Parents of English Learners constitute at least the same percentage of the committee membership as their children represent of the student body.
c) The school may designate an existing school level advisory committee, or subcommittee of such advisory committee to fulfill the legal responsibilities of ELAC, if the advisory body meets the criteria in (b).
d) The ELAC advises the school site council (SSC) on the development of the Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA).
e) The ELAC advises the principal and staff on the school’s program for English Learners.
f) The ELAC assists in the development of the school’s:
- Needs assessment
- Language Census Report (R30-LC)
- Efforts to make parents aware of the importance of regular school attendance
g) The ELAC receives training materials and training, planned in full consultation with committee members, to assist members in carrying out their legal responsibilities.
h) The ELAC has the opportunity to elect at least one member to the District English Learner Advisory. Committee (DELAC) or has participated in a proportionate regional representation scheme when there are 31 or more EL parent advisory committees in the district.
The principal or principal’s designee will coordinate and conduct ELAC meetings for the site.
Meeting Dates 2018/19September 10, 2018March 4, 2019April 8, 2019May 13, 2019