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English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC)

School Site Committee:

Each California Public School, from Kindergarten through grade 12, with 21 or more English learners must form a functional English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC). The ELAC is a committee for parents or other community members who want to advocate for English Learners.


  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. 

2023-24 ELAC Meeting Dates and Times:


  • September 19
  • November 28
  • January 23
  • March 19

For information, contact Reneé Lopez