English Learner Advisory Committee
- An English Learner Advisory Committee is intended for parents/guardians of English Learners to advise the principal and school staff on programs and services for English Learners.
- An ELAC is required at every school that has more than twenty (20) identified English Learners, regardless of the types of programs offered at the school.
- The ELAC serves in an advisory capacity.
- In the SJUSD, the minimum number of meetings required is four per year (school consults with members to determine dates and times).
ELAC Meeting Dates and Times via Zoom :
What is an English Learner?
- An English Learner is a student whose primary language is not English and is still developing his/her English skills.
- Other terms that are sometimes used to describe English Learners are: EL students, limited English proficient (LEP) students, ESL/ELD students, English language learners (ELL).
- An English Learner will be considered fluent English proficient (FEP) when he/she meets the district’s reclassification criteria.
1) Assessment of English language proficiency with the ELPAC
2) Teacher evaluation, including but not limited to, a review of the student’s curriculum mastery
3) Parent opinion and consultation
4) Comparison of student performance in basic skills based on the performance of English proficient students of the same age For questions, please call Roxanne Mitchell, Director, Student Learning Assi