English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC)
Each school with 21 or more English Learners (ELs) in attendance must form a functioning ELAC. The primary purpose of the ELAC is to advise the principal and staff regarding issues relating to programs and services for ELs. Required tasks include: 1) advising the school principal and staff on the adequacy of the school’s program for ELs and the effectiveness of the school’s efforts to make parents aware of the importance of regular school attendance, 2) advising the School Site Council (SSC) on the SSC’s development of the Single Site Plan for Student Achievement, 3) Reviewing the school’s annual language census, and 4) conducting a site EL needs assessment.
The percentage of parents of ELs on the ELAC must be at least the same as that of ELs at the school. Examples of appropriate members for an ELAC include any parent of an EL, parent of a non-EL, school staff member, and/or community member.
If you have questions regarding ELAC you can call Verónica Solórzano 805-484-1872