English Learner Advisory Committee October 7, 2010 Doyle Elementary School Amber Izzard, ELAC advisor
What is ELAC? • The purpose of ELAC is to advise the principal and site staff on programs and services for English Learners (ELs).
What is ELAC? • The percentage of parents of ELs on the ELAC must be at least the same as that of ELs at the school. • Almost 50% of Doyle students are considered English Learners! Our ELAC should reflect this percentage.
What is ELAC? • Examples of appropriate members for an ELAC include any parent of an EL, parent of a non-EL, school staff member, and/or community member.
ELAC Responsibilities Required tasks include: 1) Advising the school principal and staff on the adequacy of the school’s program for ELs and the effectiveness of the school’s efforts to make parents aware of the importance of regular school attendance.
ELAC Responsibilities 2) Advising the School Site Council (SSC) on the SSC’s development of the Single Site Plan for Student Achievement.
ELAC Responsibilities 3)Reviewing the school’s annual language Census. 4) Conducting an annual site EL needs assessment.
Possible ELAC Topics • Initial & Annual CELDT assessment—how are the unofficial and official results used? • Reclassification process—explanation and setting expectations.
Possible ELAC Topics • How to prepare for and have an effective Parent-Teacher conference. • Program placement (SEI, MEC, Bilingual) options.
Possible ELAC Topics • How are EL funds used at Doyle? • What is Systematic ELD? How are teachers implementing this program?
Possible ELAC Topics • Other topics will be based on your feedback! The only way we can meet your needs is by listening to your voice at our ELAC meetings!
ELAC Membersfor 2010-2012 • Chair—open • Vice Chair—Martha Alvarez • Secretary—Shadi Sagheb • DELAC Representative--open
Questions? • Thank you for attending today! www.sandi.net/doyle