What is the ELAC?
The ELAC is a group of English Learner parents and community members who advise and assist schools in making important decisions related to services for English Learners.
The California Education Code requires an ELAC be formed at schools with more than 20 identified English Learners.
Who can serve on the ELAC?
Any student's parent or community member can serve on the ELAC. The ELAC executive board is made up of five ELAC members who can only be elected by parents of English Learners. At least three members of the executive board must be parents of English Learners themselves. The chairperson must be a parent of an English Learner in attendance at the school.
What are the responsibilities of the ELAC?
The majority of the ELAC executive board should meet to develop agendas for all meetings as early as possible.
The school will support the work of the ELAC by providing babysitting services, maintaining ELAC documentation, preparing minutes and agendas, translating documents, and providing interpreters, refreshments and transportation to meetings.
Guillermo Berumen, Parent Community Liaison
Phone: (559) 457-3966 Fax: (559) 457-3641