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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 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. 

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 09/17/19, 01/21/20, 04/28/20 6:30-7:30 p.m. Library
Azevada 10/29/19, 11/19/19, 12/17/19, 1/28/20, 2/25/20, 3/24/20, 4/28/20, 5/26/20 3:15-4:15 p.m Library
Blacow 10/29/19, 01/14/20, 03/10/20 6 - 7 pm Computer Lab
Brier 11/6/19; 1/8/20, 3/4/20, 4/28/20 (combined with SSC) 9:00-10:00 and 3:00-4:00 p.m. Cafeteria/Room 5
Brookvale 9/24/19; 10/29/19; 1/28/20; 4/28/20; 5/26/20 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. P2
Cabrillo 10.8.19; 12.10.19; 2.11.20; 5.12.20 9:00-10:00 a.m. Cove
Centerville      
Chadbourne 10/8, 1/28, 3/24 and 5/12 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Room 1
COIL 9/30, 10/28, 1/27, 2/24, 4/27. 9:30-10:30 AM Location TBD depending on availability.
Durham 10/22/2019; 5/12/2020; (other meetings may be combined with SSC on 4th Tuesdays of the month from 3:00-4:00 p.m. in Rm. 19) 7:30-8:00 a.m. on 10/22; 6:30-7:30 on 5/12 MUR; Rm. 19
Forest Park 10/28/2019, 12/9/19, 2/10/19, 5/11/19 3:30 p.m. Library
Glenmoor 10/8, 12/10,2/11, 3/10, 5,12 6:00-7:00 p.m. D16
Gomes 10/11, 11/8, 12/13, 1/17, 2/14, 3/13, 4/3, 5/8, 6/5 7:30-8:30 a.m. Library
Green 10/1, 12/3, 1/7, 2/4, 3/3, 5/5 (combined with SSC) 5:00-6:00 p.m. Library
Grimmer 10/1, 12/3, 2/4, 3/31, 4/28 6:30-7:30 p.m. Room 1
Hirsch 9/25, 11/13, 12/11, 2/19, 5/13 9/25, 12/11, 2/19 5:00-6:00 p.m.; 11/13 & 5/13 1:45-2:45 MUR
Hopkins 10/10, 1/30, 3/12, 5/21 2:45-3:45 p.m. 25
Horner 10/17, 12/16, 2/3, 4/6 3:00-4:00 p.m. Library
Irvington 9/26, 11/20, 3/12 5:00-6:00 p.m. Room 25
Kennedy 11/7, 2/6, 3/5 5:30-6:30pm Library
Leitch 10/9, 12/11, 2/19, 5/13 8:30-9:30 a.m. MUR
Maloney 9/11, 10/9, 12/11, 1/15, 2/12, 3/11, 4/8 1:15-2:15 p.m. Staff Room
Mattos 9/11, 10/9, 11/6,12/4, 1/8, 2/5, 3/4, 4/1, 5/6 8:00-9:00 a.m. Office
Millard 10/17, 12/19, 2/20, 5/14 8:00-8:30 a.m. Library
Mission San Jose High 10/8, 1/14, 3/10, 5/12 3:05-4:05 p.m. Flex Room
Mission San Jose Elem 9/18, 10/16, 12/18, 1/22, 2/19, 3/18, 4/22, 5/20, 6/3 3:00-4:00 p.m. Library
Mission Valley 9/30, 10/28, 1/27, 3/30, 4/20 (combined with SSC) 3:15-4:15 p.m. Room 7
Niles 10/28, 1/13, 3/23, 4/20 (combined with SSC) 3 - 4 pm Library
Oliveira 10/2, 11/6, 1/8, 3/13, 5/18 (combined with SSC)  4:00 pm to 5:00 pm  Room 12
Parkmont 10/22, 12/21, 3/17, 4/21* 5:00-6:00 p.m. Staff Room 
Patterson 10/15, 11/5, 1/14, 4/21, 5/19 (combined with SSC) 3:15 - 4:15 p.m. Library
Robertson 9/10/19, 12/10/19, 02/25/20, and 05/05/19 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. Library
Thornton 10/8/19, 11/20/19,1/28/19 2:45-3:45 except on 11/20 1:30-2:30 room 7
Vallejo Mill 10/22, 1/21, 2/18, 4/21 3:45-5:15 p.m. Library
Walters 9/18, 12/10, 3/18, 5/12 9/18 & 3/18: 5:00-5:45 p.m. 12/10 & 5/12: 2:45-3:45 Room 38
Warm Springs 10/8, 12/10,1/28, 3/10, 5/5 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Flex Room (23)
Warwick 10/15, 1/21, 3/17, 4/21, 5/12 3:00-4:00 p.m. Library
Washington 9/12/19, 11/20/19, 2/27/2020, 4/1/2020 9/12: 5 pm, 11/20: 6 pm, 2/27: 5:30 pm, 4/1: 5:30  E228
Weibel 10/15, 12/17, 2/18, 4/21, 5/26 (combined with SSC) 3:00-4:00 p.m. Library