English Learners / ELAC

Emerson's English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC)

One way Emerson supports our English-learner families is through the Emerson's English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC). We encourage all English-learning families to join us! Contact the front office for more information.

The purpose of ELAC is to advise the district’s local governing board (e.g., in person, by letters/reports) on programs and services for English learners.

ELAC members advise and give input to the principal and staff on:

The development of the school plan for programs serving English Learners.
The school’s needs assessment.
The administration of the school’s language census.
Efforts to make parents aware of the importance of regular school attendance.

In addition, ELAC members are consulted by the School Governance Council (SGC) on the EL component of the school plan and budget.
— http://www.berkeleyschools.net/departments/family-engagement-equity/parent-education-involvement/