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.
role of the ELAC is to advise the principal and School Site Council on
programs and services for English learners. The ELAC acts in an advisory
capacity. It is not a decision making body, but it is the voice of the
English learner community. Specifically the ELAC:
Advises on the development of services for English learners in the Single Plan for Student Achievement.
in the development of the school’s needs assessment and efforts to make
parents aware of the importance of regular school attendance.
Has representation on District English Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC).