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English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC)

School Site Committee

Requirement

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 School 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. 

Composition Requirements

Requirements for ELAC elections include:

  1. Parents of English learners comprise at least the same percentage of the ELAC membership as English learners constitute of the school’s total student population. For example, if 25 percent of the students in a school are English learners, then parents/guardians of English learners must comprise 25 percent of the ELAC membership.
  2. Other members of the ELAC can be  parents/guardians, school staff, and /or community members as long as the minimum  percentage requirement for EL parents is maintained.  

Elections

  1. Parents or guardians of English learners must have an opportunity to elect the parent members to serve on the ELAC or subcommittee.
  2. Each ELAC shall have the opportunity to elect at least one member to the District English Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC).
  3. Districts with 31 or more ELACs may use a system of proportional or regional representation. 

Training

The district shall provide for all ELAC members:

  1. Appropriate training and materials to assist each member carry out his or her legally required advisory responsibilities.
  2. Training planned in full consultation with ELAC members.
  3. Economic Impact Aid-Limited English Proficient and/or district funds may be used to cover costs of training and attendance of ELAC members. This may include costs for child care, translation services, meals, transportation, training cost, and other reasonable expenses. 

Legal References

  • California Education Code, sections 35147 (c), 52176 (b), and (c), 62002.5, and 64001 (a)
  • California Code of Regulations, Title 5, Section 11308 (b), (c), and (d)
Meetings
School ELAC Meeting Dates Time Location
Ardenwood 9/15/20, 1/19/21, 4/20/21 6:30 pm Library-Currently via Zoom
Azevada 9/29/20, 10/27/20, 1/26/21, 3/25/21, 5/25/21 3:30 - 4:30 pm Library-Currently via Zoom
Blacow      
Brier 11/4/20, 1/13/21, 2/24/21, 3/31/21, 5/5/21 9:00 -10:00 am MUR-Currently via Zoom
Brookvale 10/27/20, 12/8/20, 1/26/21, 3/23/21, 4/27/21 3:30 - 4:30 pm Currently via Zoom
Cabrillo 10/13/20, 12/8/20, 2/9/21, 5/11/21 9:00 - 10:00 am Cove-Currently via Zoom
Centerville 10/8/20, 12/10/20, 2/11/21, 4/15/21 6:30 - 7:30 pm Currently via Zoom
Chadbourne 10/20/20, 1/12/21, 3/23/21, 5/11/21 5:30 - 6:30 pm Currently via Zoom
COIL 10/9/20, 1/15/21, 3/19/21, 5/7/21 9:30 - 10:30 am N10-Currently via Zoom
Durham 9/22/20, 10/22/20, 1/26/21, 2/23/21, 3/24/21, 4/27/21, 5/27/21 6:00 - 7:00 pm N-19 Currently via Zoom
Forest Park      
Glenmoor 10/13/20, 1/12/21; 3/8/21, 5/10/21 6:00 - 7:00 pm D16-Currently via Zoom
Gomes      
Green 11/10/20, 1/5/21, 3/2/21 5:00 - 6:00 pm Currently via Zoom
Grimmer 10/6/20, 12/1/20, 2/2/21, 3/9/21 4/13/21 6:00 - 7:00 pm Room 1-Currently via Zoom
Hirsch 10/7/2020, 1/6/2021, 3/17/2021, 5/12/2021

5:00 - 6:00 pm  Oct & Jan

4:00 - 5:00 pm Mar & May

Library-Currently via Zoom
Hopkins 10/8/2020, 1/7/2021, 3/18/2021, 5/21/2021 2:45 - 3:45 pm Currently via Zoom
Horner 10/6/20, 1/12/21, 3/23/21, 5/18/21 2:30 - 3:30 pm Zoom sessions or Media Center
Irvington 10/05/20, 03/11/21, 05/10/21 5:00 - 6:00 pm Currently via Zoom
Kennedy      
Leitch 10/27/20, 2/23/21, 4/27/21 6:30 pm Currently via Zoom
Maloney      
Mattos 10/7/20, 11/4/20,12/2/20, 1/6/21, 2/3/21, 3/3/21,  4/7/21,  5/5/21 8:00-9:00 am Currently via Zoom
Millard      
Mission San Jose High 10/7/20, 11/4/20, 12/2/20, 1/6/21, 2/3/21, 3/3/21, 4/7/21, 5/5/21 2:45 - 3:45 pm Currently via zoom
Mission San Jose Elem 9/14/20, 10/21/20, 12/16/20, 1/13/21, 2/17/21, 3/17/21, 4/21/21, 5/19/21 3:00 - 4:00 pm Library-Currently via Zoom
Mission Valley 9/30/20, 1/20/21, 3/17/21, 4/21/21 9:00 - 10:00 am Currently via Zoom
Niles 11/17/20, 1/27/21, 3/16/21, 5/18/21 3:00 - 4:00 pm Library-Currently via Zoom
Oliveira 9/30/20, 11/4/20, 1/6/21, 3/17/21 4:00 - 5:00 pm  Room 12-Currently via Zoom
Parkmont 10/20/20, 1/19/21, 2/16/21, 3/16/21, 4/20/21  5:00-6:00 pm Staff Room-Currently via Zoom 
Patterson

11/10/20, 1/12/21, 4/20/21, 5/18/21

(ELAC is combined with SSC)

3:00 - 4:00 pm Library - Currently via Zoom
Robertson      
Thornton 10/15/20, 11/19/20, 1/7/21, 3/11/21 5:00-6:00 pm Library-Currently via Zoom
Vallejo Mill 10/20/20, 1/19/21, 2/16/21, 4/20/21 3:45-5:00 pm Library-Currently via Zoom
Walters 9/16/20, 12/16/20, 3/31/21, 5/19/21 2:15-3:15 pm except 3/31/21 will be 5:00-6:00 pm Library-Currently via Zoom
Warm Springs 10/6/20, 12/8/20, 1/26/21, 3/9/21, 5/4/21 3:00 - 4:00 pm Currently via Zoom
Warwick      
Washington 10/28/20,12/16/20, 3/10/21, 5/12/21 5:00 - 6:00 pm E228-Currently via Zoom
Weibel