ELAC - English Learners Advisory Committee.
When a school has at least 21 students in the english learning program, it is required by law to have a working ELAC (English Learners Advisory Committee). Schools are responsible for ensuring that ELAC committees have received materials and training for the committee members to carry out the legal compliance and its obligations. The committee should be formed mostly by parents.
ELAC has a number of roles to play that have been defined by state law, for parents of students who are English Learners, they can be informed and actively involved in the activities of the school, advising school in regards to the academic needs of those students learning english.
The basic requirements are:
- Parents are elected by parents or guardians of English learners.
- Choose at least one member representing ELAC at DELAC.
- Advise, review and comment on the development of school programs for students learning english, including the expenditure of Title lll funds and EIA.
- Advise on the development of the document establishing the needs of English learners, resulting in a written plan that determines those needs.
- Advise on the development of the form of the Annual Language Census (R-30).
- Promote among parents, the importance of regular attendance of the students to school.
ELAC OFFICERS / OFFICERS
President: Socorro Ramirez
Vice-President: Rosa Martinez
DLAC Rep: Monica Carmona