The English Language Advisory Committee (ELAC) meets four times a year. ELAC is the advisory council to the administration and Site Council. Parents are asked to share the needs of their children, advising how funds should be utilized and what programs would best meet the needs of their child/children.

    What is ELAC?
    • An English Learner Advisory Committee is intended for parents/guardians of English Learners to advise the principal and school staff on program and services for English Learners.
    • An ELAC is required at every school that has more than twenty-one (21) identified English Learners, regardless of the types of programs offered at the school.
    • The ELAC serves in an advisory capacity.

    What is the composition of the ELAC?

    • While there is no minimum number of members required, there should be enough members for meaningful parental input.
    • Percentage of parents of English Learners in the ELAC must be at least the same as that of English Learners in the school.
    • As long as the criteria in the second item above is maintained, other members may include parents of non English learners, school, staff, and community members.
    • ELAC membership includes all the elected members, not just the officers. 

    What is the relationship to other committees?

    • It is recommended that the School Site Council (SSC) include representation by parents of English Learners.
    • The SSC needs to seek input from the ELAC, at a minimum, about the school plan and the budget.
    • The ELAC may delegate duties to SSC only after ELAC is formed and trained on rights and responsibilities.  The SSC must then carry out all ELAC duties. 
    • School facilitates interaction between committees. 

    When does ELAC meet?

    • ELAC meets at LeGette four times per school year in September, December, March and May.
    • We meet at 3:30 p.m. in the Library.
    • The meeting dates for the 2017-2018 school year are:
    Tuesday, September 26, 2017
    Tuesday, December 5, 2017
     Tuesday, February 13, 2018
    Tuesday, May 1, 2018


Last Modified on August 20, 2017