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


Features of ELA-PAC