ELA Parent Advisory Committee (ELA-PAC)
What are ELA-PACs?
ELA-PAC is the organization in charge of communication between parents and the school regarding English Language Acquisition programming. All ELA Program schools must have an ELA-PAC, according to a court-ordered consent decree. (Click here to check if your school is an ELA school.)
ELA-PAC can be a subcommittee of another organization, and DPS recommends making ELA-PAC a subcommittee of your school’s Collaborative School Committee to maximize family involvement (see Action Plan for details). There is also a district-level committee for communication about ELA (called the ELA District Advisory Committee, or ELA-DAC).
What are the responsibilities of ELA-PACs?
The legally-mandated responsibilities of ELA-PACs are to:
- Provide families information about ELA programming
- Increase communication between families and schools
- Review the implementation of ELA programming
- Listen and respond to family concerns