What is the English Learner Advisory Committee?

Each California Public School from Kindergarten through grade 12, with 21 or more English learners must form a functional English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC). The ELAC is a committee for parents or other community members who want to advocate for English Learners.

Major Function

The purpose of the ELAC is to advise the principal and school staff on programs and services for English learners and the School Site Council on the development of the Single School Plan for Student Achievement. The ELAC also assists the school on other tasks listed below

Task

The committee advises and assists the school principal, staff and School Site Council (SSC) as follows:

  1. The school’s program for English learners.
  2. The development of the Single School Plan for Pupil Achievement.(SPPA)
  3. The school’s needs assessment.
  4. The school’s annual language census (R-30 LC Report).
  5. Efforts to make parents aware of the importance of regular school attendance.

Elections

Requirements for ELAC elections include:

  1. Parents/guardians of English learners elect parent members of the school committee.
  2. The parents/guardians are provided the opportunity to vote for committee members.

Each school committee shall have the opportunity to elect at least one member to the District English Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC). 

The English Language Advisory Committee (ELAC) meets four times a year. The schedule for the 2018-2019 school year is as follows:

October 10th
December 5th
February 6th
April 24th
 
All meetings are held from 6:00-7:00 in the cafeteria at Mill Street School.
2018-2019 ELAC Meeting Agendas & Minutes
 
October 10, 2018
 
December 5, 2018
 
February 6, 2019
 
April 24, 2019
Agenda
Minutes