English Language Advisory Committee (ELAC)

  • 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 of English Learners.

    The purpose of the ELAC is to provide guidance and advice to the principal and staff with regards to the needs of students who are learning English as a second language. In achieving this purpose, the ELAC shall:

    1. Assist in the development of the school-wide needs assessment.
    2. Assist in ways to make parents aware of the importance of regular school attendance.
    3. Advise the principal in the development of a site plan for English Learners. Submit recommendations to the school site council for consideration of inclusion in the Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA).
    4. Receive training materials and training, planned in full consultation with committee members, to assist carrying out members in their legal responsibilities.
    5. Receive training materials and training, planned in full consultation with committee members, to assist carrying out members in their legal responsibilities.