English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC)

English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC) Agendas and Minutes


English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC)

Each California Public School from Kindergarten through grade 12, with 21 or more English learners must form a functional English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC). The ELAC is a committee for parents or other community members who want to advocate for English Learners. 


Major Function

The purpose of the ELAC is to advise the principal and school staff on programs and services for English learners and the SSC on the development of the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP). The ELAC also advices and assists the school principal, staff and School Site Council (SSC) as follows:

  1. The school's program for English learners.
  2. The development of the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP).
  3. The school's needs assessment.
  4. The school's annual language census (R-30 LC Report).
  5. Efforts to make parents aware of the importance of regular school attendance.


ELAC Meetings

The ELAC will meet a minimum of four times per school year with an orientation at the beginning of the school year: The ELAC meetings are scheduled for 2:50 to 3:05pm on the following days:

  • Thursday, October 12, 2023
  • Thursday, December 14, 2023
  • Thursday, March 21, 2024
  • Thursday, May 16, 2024


The meetings will take place online via Zoom (see calendar for specific information). 


2023-2024 ELAC Members

We are proud to introduce the members and officials of the English Learner Advisory Committee of Ivy Academia:


Dmitry Nosovitskiy, Interim Principal, Chairperson

Ana Cervantes, Classified Staff, Secretary

Lucas Covert, Social Studies Teacher

David Rhoades, Elementary Teacher

Christopher Vanderhorst, Arts & Media Teacher

Mayra Blanco, Parent 

Ana Cruz, Parent

Laura Pearson, Parent


If you would like to be a part of the ELAC, please email Mr. Nosovitskiy.