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 3:45 to 4:15pm on the following days:

  • Monday, September 12, 2022
  • Monday, October 17, 2022 RESCHEDULED to Thursday, October 20, 2022
  • Monday, November 14, 2022
  • Monday, January 9, 2023
  • Monday, February 13, 2023
  • Monday, March 20, 2023
  • Monday, May 8, 2023 POSTPONED
  • Thursday, June 15, 2023


The location of the meetings will be in the Conference Room (5975 Shoup Ave., Woodland Hills, CA 91367) and online via Zoom (see calendar for specific information). 


2022-2023 ELAC Members

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


Thomas Kuhny, Principal, Chairperson

Pamela Moye, English Teacher & ELPAC Coordinator

Ana Cervantes, Classified Staff, Secretary

Lucas Covert, Social Studies Teacher

Mayra Blanco, Parent 

Ana Cruz, Parent


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