What is ELA-PAC?
ELA-PAC is the organization in charge of communication between parents and the school regarding English Language Acquisition programming (ELA). All ELA Program schools must have an ELA-PAC, according to a court-ordered consent decree.
There is also a district-level committee for communication about ELA (called the ELA DistrictAdvisory Committee, or ELA-DAC). ELA-DAC meets at the Superintendent Parent’s Forum. For more information about these events visit the DPS Office of Family and Community Engagement (FACE). To carpool to ELA-DAC, contact your Family & Community Liaison Carolyn Leahy.
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
Please join us for our ELA-PAC meetings.
Interpretation Services, Refreshments, and Childcare are Provided.
All ELA-PAC meetings are in the Hamilton Library.
Saturday, 16 September, 2017 10:30 am
Saturday, 18 November, 2017 10:30 am
Saturday, 17 February, 2017 10:30 am
Saturday, 19 May, 2017 10:30 am
We also invite you to participate in the ELA-DAC Family Leadership Institute.
The Family Leadership Institute is a venue for DPS Families across the district to enhance their leadership skills to support their children’s success. By participating in four separate sessions throughout the school year, participants will hone their leadership abilities creating networks to drive positive change at their home, their school and their community level. Each session will cater to individual skill sets and will consist of fun, interactive and action-driven practices. In addition, this Institute will have ELA/DAC breakout session for ELA families. For more information visit the DPS Office of Family and Community Engagement (FACE). To carpool to the FLI contact your Family & Community Liaison Carolyn Leahy.