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All Palms parents are welcome to attend meetings ELAC meetings, especially the Orientation and Volunteer Fair.

For further details, see the LAUSD Guidelines for the Required School Site Council and English Learner Advisory Committee.

See also our English Learners page.

See statistics about our English Learners on the School Statistics page.

English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC)

The purpose of bilingual education programs is to provide eligible students the opportunity to acquire language skills in English necessary for their successful participation in an English-only instructional program. This is accomplished through various structured immersion models and primary language support. The trigger for assessment is determined by the Home Language Survey. California English Language Development Test (CELDT) results determines eligibility as Limited English-Proficient (LEP) candidates. Students are transitioned into an English-only program when they meet established criteria for redesignation. Once redesignated students are re-classified as fluent-English proficient (RFEP). Schools where the total LEP enrollment is more than 20 students need to develop an English Learners Advisory Committee (ELAC).

ELAC members are school staff and parents of LEP students. They participate in the development, implementation, and evaluation of the local school's program for LEP students. They advise the school on Bilingual funding issues since these programs receive state and district funding. Schools are responsible for providing at least eight meetings to inform parents of the academic program for LEP students and budget items that directly impact student learning.


The ELAC normally meets monthly, on Fridays, in Room 135, at 8:30am, unless otherwise indicated. During the pandemic, on-campus meetings are being replaced with online Zoom meetings.

Meeting Schedule

Wed Aug 26, 2020, 3:00pm

Zoom meeting link

ELAC and SSC orientation

Wed Sep 2, 2020, 3:00pm

Zoom meeting link

Meeting ID: 91777677635

SSC elections


officer training

meeting flyer

Thu Sep 24, 2020, 3:00pm

Zoom meeting link

Meeting ID: 816 7910 7847

ELAC election

Fri Oct 2, 2020 meeting
Fri Nov 6, 2020 meeting
Fri Dec 4, 2020 holiday meeting
Fri Jan 15, 2021 meeting
Fri Feb 5, 2021 last meeting

Ms. Flynn, English Learner Coordinator

ELAC Responsibilities
  • Advising the School Site Council (SSC) on the development of the Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA), especially those sections related to English learners.
  • Assisting in the development of the school’s Needs Assessment and Language census.
  • Making efforts to make parents aware of the importance of regular school attendance.
  • Advising the principal and staff on the school's program for English learners.
  • Assisting the LDELAC in the dissemination of information and materials related to all aspects of the Master Plan for English Learners.
  • Advising in the development of and approval of the school’s Title III and Economic Impact Aid-Limited English Proficient (EIA-LEP) budgets.
Join the ELAC

To volunteer to join the ELAC as a parent member, fill out the self-nomination form (English and Spanish) and submit it to Ms. Flynn. The ELAC election will be held on Thursday, September 24, 2020, at 3:00pm using Zoom.

Self-nomination form as a Microsoft Word document

Self-nomination form as a PDF file