The mission of the English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC) is to give parents of English Language Learners (EL’s) a voice with which to advise and steer the school in its mission to support EL students. The role of ELAC members is to advise school officials on programs and services for English Learners within the school.
What is the ELAC?
The ELAC stands for English Learner Advisory Committee. It is a group of parents of English Language Learner (EL) students, parents of English-only students, teachers, and school administrators who work together to advise the administration and staff of the school on programs and services for EL students.
Reasons to join the ELAC
- Help your school~As per our charter requirements, our school must form and maintain an ELAC
- Help our school decide how to spend our EL funds~ we need your opinions on what programs and curriculum options our school can offer
- Voice your opinion about the current state of EL programs at our school
- Learn more about what is offered for EL students at our school
What would I need to do?
- Be willing to serve on the ELAC for a period of two years
- Attend 2-3 meetings per year via teleconference
- Be willing to share your experience and opinions at meetings
- Ask for translators/written translations if needed
- Work with your ES to fill out the Prospective ELAC Member Questionnaire
Who can I contact if I would like more information?
Please contact Kelly Rydjord, EL Coordinator at email@example.com