English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC)

Elected Members for 2022-2024

Brianda Alvarez, Parent

Edner Mathurin, Parent

Sara Mayorga, Parent

Jennifer Sims, Staff


Comitato consultivo per la lingua inglese

CComité Asesor de Aprendices de Inglés en la Escuela Primaria Birney

Birney ELAC 

Birney ELAC Members Only Website

District ELAC (DELAC)

ELAC: The Voice for Multilingual (English) Learners at Birney Elementary


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Reunion de ELAC

9 de diciembre 2022 2:00-2:30 p. m. Auditorio de la escuela Birney


1) Plan de Reconocimiento de Reclasificación

2) Elecciones DELAC

3) Evaluación de necesidades - Datos de asistencia

4) Actualización Administrativa

5) mas información y prueba de práctica de las Evaluaciones de dominio de los estudiantes de inglés para el examen de California (ELPAC)

6) Reporte de Rpresentante del Comité Asesor de Aprendices de Inglés del Distrito

ELAC es para... ¡Todos!

Traducción estará disponible en español


ELAC Meeting 

December 09, 2022 2:00-2:30pm, Auditorium

  1. Reclassification Recognition Plan
  2. DELAC Elections
  3. Needs assessment - Attendance data
  4. Administrative Update
  5. English Learner Proficiency Assessments for California Test (ELPAC) Information and Practice Test
  6. District English Learner Advisory Committee Representative

ELAC is for…Everyone!


 To nominate yourself to join ELAC email [email protected] 

  • Nominate yourself to become an ELAC Member

-Members have voting rights

-Members are elected annually to serve for one or two years

  -Members receive training to complete legal tasks

  -Members have access to resources on Members Only ELAC website

  -Be the voice for English Learners at Birney Elementary

  • 2 DELAC Representatives

Birney Elementary English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC) 

The English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC) is an elected body of parents, staff and community members who volunteer and advocate as the voice for our Multilingual (English) Learners.

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 but only elected members have voting rights. 

ELAC Commitee Members receive training to be able to review, recommend and set goals to improve EL student achievement at the school as well as advise the principal regarding various programs in the school, including state and federally-funded programs related to Multilingual (English) Learners. 

Meetings: 5-6 times per year

Please contact Jennifer Sims, ELAC Advisor for Birney Elementary for more information. [email protected]

If you have questions or want more information come to our informational meeting, October 14, 2022, 2-2:30, Birney Auditorium   

Past 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

Olga Trujillo, RFEP Parent*, SSC Representative

Sara Mayorga, EL Parent*, DELAC Representative

Jennifer Sims, Birney Educator, ELAC Faculty Advisor


 Birney ELAC 2022-2023 Meeting Documents (slides link available to members on Member Website after meeting) only)



11/04/2022  Invite /Agenda Minutes (make-up meeting 11/14)

10/07/2022 Invitacion/Invite Agenda Minutes

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)



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)



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