Every California public school, grades K-12, with 21 or more English Learners must form a school site ELAC.
The major function/purpose of the ELAC is to advise the principal and school staff on programs and services for English Learners. Any parent whose first language is not English is invited to the meetings, which take place 4 times a year.
There are 4 legal topics covered:
· School Master Plan for English Learners
· Needs Assessment
· The school’s language census (R-30 Report)
· Developing parent awareness of the importance of school attendance
Other topics can be discussed upon request. A Spanish translator is present at every meeting, and translators for other languages can also be present with advance notice.
Free babysitting is provided at all meetings.