English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC)

Birney Elementary English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC) 

The English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC) is an elected body of parents, staff and community members.

As a body, the ELAC is responsible for giving specific feedback on the school site plan, site decisions, programs and budget. It is our hope that by focusing on ongoing improvement of English language development through ongoing reflection and revision of teaching and learning we will also improve student engagement, attendance, and achievement for English language learners. By working together to demonstrate value and support for mother-tongue and home-culture, we aim to provide a welcoming and inclusive environment for all families attending Birney Elementary. For more information about ELAC please contact the office or attend our schedule meetings. Your suggestions, ideas, and experiences are important to us. We look forward to meeting you at our next meeting. Everyone is welcome.  

NEEDS ASSESSMENT for Families of English Learners- DUE APRIL 5, 2022 


ELPAC - English Learner Proficiency Assessment of California



Join ELAC for access to more resources on our ELAC Members only website

Elected Members:

Marisela Curiel, EL Parent 

Areli Lopez, EL Parent

Helen Ghebrehiwet, EL Parent

Koricha Hailemeskel, EL Parent

Emma Ochoa, EL Parent

Brianda Alvarez, EL Parent

Jennifer Sims, Birney Educator, ELAC Faculty Advisor

Olga Trujillo, RFEP Parent, Sara Mayorga, EL Parent & Birney DELAC & SSC Representative

Join ELAC for access to more resources on our ELAC Members only website
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Birney ELAC 2021-2022 Meeting Documents

10/07/2021 Invite / Agenda
11/09/2021 InviteAgenda Minutes 
02/08/2022 Invite / Agenda Minutes
03/08/2022 Invite / Agenda Minutes
04/12/2022 Invite / Agenda Minutes (Last Meeting of the year)

  Birney ELAC 2020-2021 Meeting Documents

 ELAC June 3  Invite/Agenda Minutes

Importance of Attendance, Needs Assessment Continued



 ELAC May 6 Invite/Agenda Minutes

Needs Assessment in progress - to be sent to families and response inform advice to principal



 ELAC April 22  Invite/Agenda Minutes

School Site Plan and School Programs for English Learners

Advice: Increase Counselor and/or Guidance Assistant Position



ELAC March 4  Invite/Agenda Minutes

Interested in being the alternative Birney Elementary District English Language Advisory Committee
representative?  Contact [email protected] (must be an ELAC member)

Olga Trujillo is our Primary DELAC Representative

Training Presentation and Calendar of Tasks


 2021_02_04 Invite and Agenda Meeting Minutes

ELAC Introduction and Overview

   2020_10_09  (Nobody attended so will push Agenda to November)
   2020_11_13 (Nobody attended so will push Agenda to December meeting)

 2020_12 was rescheduled



FREE Resources for ELAC members

How to Log-in and Complete ELPAC Practice Test for Reading and Listening

How to Log-in to Parent Portal (view your child's ELPAC results)


Birney ELAC Website - Members Only

District ELAC General Membership Meetings Link

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