English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC)
In accordance with the California Education Code, section 52176(b), all schools with twenty-one (21) or more English Learner (EL) students, not including Reclassified Fluent English Proficient (RFEP) students, are required to establish an English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC).
Schools are required to form the ELAC at any time during the school year when the number of identified EL students reaches 21 or more.
All parents with students attending the school in which the ELAC is established are eligible and should be encouraged to participate in the ELAC. The principal must ensure that ELAC members receive appropriate training.
The responsibilities of the ELAC include:
- Advising the School Site Council (SSC) on the development of the Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA), especially those sections related to English learner
- Assisting in the development of the school’s Needs assessment, Language census.
- Making efforts to make parents aware of the importance of regular school attendance.
- Advising the principal and staff on the school’s program for English learners.
- Assisting the LDELAC in the dissemination of information and materials related to all aspects of the Master Plan for English Learners
- Advising in the development of and approval of the school’s Title III and Economic Impact Aid-Limited English Proficient (EIA-LEP) budgets.