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English Language Advisory Committee (ELAC)

ELAC is an parent advisory committee that meets monthly to discuss English Learner needs and programs.   The committee advises administration of instructional programs and services to support and meet the needs of English Learners.  Administration takes ELAC advise to School Site Council (SSC) for consideration and approval.  SSC approvals are then brought back to ELAC by administration as part of a looping process between the 2 committees.   In addition, ELAC parents have training opportunities and receive information on instructional programs and school procedures to build their capacity to better support student learning. 

Election Cycle 2024-2025 

*All members are nominated and elected by parents.

*Nomination ballots sent to all parents Aug (Dates TBD)

*ELAC Elections:  Aug (Dates TBD)


Each California public school, grades kindergarten through 12, with 21 or more English learners must form an English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC).

  • Responsibilities
    1. The ELAC shall be responsible for advising the principal and staff on programs and services for English learners and the School Site Council on the development of the Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA).
    2. The ELAC shall assist the school in the development of:
    1. The school's needs assessment.
    2. Ways to make parents aware of the importance of regular school attendance.

    California Department of Education