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ELAC stands for English Learner Advisory Committee. All parents of Emergent Bilinguals (EBs) are encouraged to participate in ELAC. The Colfax ELAC will provide written recommendations to the LSLC regarding programs and services for EB students. Recommendations are based on engagement data, reclassification rates, program placement data, surveys, and parent education.

Meetings are held 6 times a year in addition to  the mandatory orientation and election meetings.

Officers are elected at the beginning of each school year.

Guiding principles

1. Emergent Bilinguals (EBs) are held to the same high expectations of learning established for all students.

2. EBs develop full receptive and productive proficiencies in English in the domains of listening, speaking, reading & writing.

3. EBs are taught challenging academic content that enables them to meet performance standards in all content areas.

4. EBs receive instruction that builds on their previous education and cognitive abilities and that reflects their language proficiency levels.

5. EBs are evaluated with appropriate and valid assessments that are aligned to state and local standards and that take into account the language development stages & cultural backgrounds of the students.

6. The academic success of EBs is a responsibility shared by all educators, the family and the community.

Meeting Dates:

August 17, 2023 - Orientation/Election

August 31, 2023 - Training of Officers

September 14, 2023 - Attendance

October 19, 2023 - Needs Assessment

November 16, 2023 - Language Census 

December 7, 2023 - SPSA

January 18, 2024 - LPAC

February 15, 2024 - SPSA

March 14, 2024 - TBD

April 11, 2024 - TBD

May 16, 2024 - TBD


Meetings will be held on the dates above at 8:20am in Room 220, unless otherwise indicated. 

2022-23 ELAC Officers

Chairperson: Oleg Melnyk

Vice-Chairperson: Ervina Marshavkvina

Secretary: Tatiana Iurco

Parliamentarian: Viktoriya Kyarunts