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VHS ELAC

(English Learner Advisory Committee)

Meeting Dates

Date

Time

Location

Task(s)

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

5:30 PM

Virtual

General ELAC Meeting and Election of Officers

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

5:30 PM

Virtual

Task #1:  Review SPSA

Wednesday, 

January 27, 2021

5:30 PM

Virtual

Task #3: School Attendance, Begin Task 2

Wednesday, 

April 14, 2021

5:30 PM

Virtual

Task # 2:  School Needs Survey

VHS English Advisory Committee Meeting  (ELAC)

Date: December 9.2020.

Location: Virtual Meeting through Zoom. 

Time: 5:30 pm

Please email Juan Ayala(juanayala@vistausd.org)or Diane Bell Cerda(dianebellcerda@vistausd.org)for the link to the meeting


Agenda 



Topic

Presenter

1. Welcome and Introduction

Mr. Ayala

2.  Elections: Vote for Officer Roles

Mr. Ayala

3. School Needs Assessment

Mr. Ayala

4. Reports from:
DELAC
SSC
PTSA 

DELAC ~ Mrs. Ramos 

5. Task 1: Review SPSA 

Mr. Ayala

6.  Public Comments

Public

7. School, District, and Community Communication  

Mr. Ayala and Mrs. Bell Cerda

8. Closure

President




WHAT IS ELAC ?

A committee comprised of parents, staff, and community members specifically designed to advise school officials on English Learner program services.

REQUIREMENT
Each California public school, grades kindergarten through 12, with 21 or more English Learners must form an English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC).

RESPONSIBILITIES 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) 
The ELAC shall assist the school in the development of:

The school’s needs assessments

Ways to make parents aware of the importance of regular school attendance

Will it benefit my student if I attend ELAC meetings?

The more you know about your student’s education and school, the stronger your support will be in the educational success of your child. During these meetings information is shared about the English Learner Program and the objectives of the program. Members will be able make important recommendations to school principals and to School Site Council. Parents will collaborate with the school, district, and community to improve the quality of students' education.

Is parent participation important?

Research shows that parental involvement contributes to student academic success. Because families have a lot of influence on their children's performance, it is crucial that schools, families and the community work together to make this happen.