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English Learner Advisory Committee Meeting (ELAC) Villalovoz Elementary School September 15, 2020 · Welcome and Introductions · What is an ELAC? · What are the roles and responsibilities? · School Site Council or ELAC? · Vote to establish an ELAC or have representation on the School Site Council · Questions and or topics for the next meeting Requirement An ELAC is a committee comprised of parents, staff, and community members specifically designated to advise school officials on English Lerner program services. 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: a. The school’s needs assessment b. 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, the 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).