What is ELAC?
- English Learner Advisory Council - it is a meeting place that parents can use as a platform to express their concerns and ideas to both the school and the district, with the possibility of bringing about change.
- How will it beneift the children? They will feel the effects of their parents' concerns, resulting in an impact on decisions at both the school level and the district level. They will see the change in their parents, as the parents are empowered by the trainings they will receive, and as they develop the ability to speak out for their famillies.
- What are the programs ELAC offers? ELAC offers workshops that cover broad areas, such as legal issues involved in working with EL students. trainings in reading and homework techniques that can immediately help their children, and trainings in dealing with family problems.
- Why should the parents attend? This is their arena, where they get to express their concerns and successes and share with other parents the struggles and joys of raising their children. This is where they can put forth their thought and concerns about their children's education at the site and district level. Parents have more expertise about their children's education than they realize.
- How does ELAC help the parents with the education of their children? The workshops will bring marked improvement in their interactions with their child's education. Their presence at the school will the child know that their parents know what's going on with their education.