The ELAC is required for schools with an enrollment of 21 or more English Learners (EL). At McCord School the ELAC will meet at least four (4) to five (5) times during the school year. It is imperative and mandatory that ELAC committee members attend all meetings in order to establish a quorum.
The purpose of the ELAC is to advise the principal and staff on:
The development of a detailed school plan for English Learners submitted to the Governing Board
The development of the school’s needs assessment
Administrators of the school’s language census
Efforts to make parents aware of the importance of regular school attendance
Parents on the ELAC are elected by their peers; therefore, parents elect parents. It is recommended that the majority of ELAC members be parents/guardians of English Learners. The requirement is that the percentage of parents/guardians of English Learners in the school serving on the ELAC must be the same as the percentage of English Learners in the school.
You may nominate yourself to be part of this committee. We will call to confirm each nominee’s consent for participation in the election, before placing his/her name on the ballot.