Parent Involvement and Advisory Committees
Active parental involvement benefits students by increasing their academic achievement, improving behavior, lowering absenteeism, instilling positive school attitude and improving work habits. Parents of EL students need to be informed of their students academic program and assist school staff in developing the best environment for his/her success. Each school will convene an annual meeting to which all parents of EL students will be welcomed and informed of the schools programs.
Regular communication is very important. Correspondence should be in the parents home language. School district notices shall be translated into Spanish or other languages as needed. Interpreters will also be provided as needed for conferences, SSTs and IEP meetings.
School English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC)
(CCR EL, Item 9)
Each school with 21 or more EL students on the annual R-30 Language Census must have a functioning school ELAC which is legally constituted by an election of members. The site administrator is designated as the coordinator of the ELAC. The elected president will conduct the meetings. The mission of the ELAC shall be to assist in the formulation, implementation and monitoring of the English Learners instructional program for the school. It will also provide parent education opportunities and parent trainings to become effective parents in their childs education.
District English Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC)
(CCR EL, Item 9)
A DELAC shall be established whenever 51 or more English Learners are enrolled in the school district. One representative from each school ELAC shall be selected to serve on the DELAC. The mission of DELAC shall be to assist in the formulation, implementation and monitoring of the overall district English Learners instructional program.