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2022-23 ELAC Officers

Chairperson: Anna Farberov

Vice-Chairperson: Zlata Shchuka

Secretary: Lilit Badalyan

Parliamentarian: Elvira Lemus


ELAC stands for English Learner Advisory Committee. All parents of English learners (ELs) are encouraged to participate in ELAC. The Colfax ELAC will provide written recommendations to the LSLC regarding programs and services for EL students. Recommendations are based on engagement data, reclassification rates, program placement data, surveys, and parent education.

Meetings are held 6 times a year in addition to  the mandatory orientation and election meetings.

Officers are elected at the beginning of each school year.


Guiding principles

1. English Learners (ELs) are held to the same high expectations of learning established for all students.

2. ELs develop full receptive and productive proficiencies in English in the domains of listening, speaking, reading & writing.

3. ELs are taught challenging academic content that enables them to meet performance standards in all content areas.

4. ELs receive instruction that builds on their previous education and cognitive abilities and that reflects their language proficiency levels.

5. ELs are evaluated with appropriate and valid assessments that are aligned to state and local standards and that take into account the language development stages & cultural backgrounds of the students.

6. The academic success of ELs is a responsibility shared by all educators, the family and the community.

Meeting Dates

September 8, 2022

October 13, 2022

November 10, 2022

February 9, 2023

March 16, 2023

April 13, 2023

Meetings will be held on the dates above at 8:20am in Room 220, unless otherwise indicated. List of all 2022-23 meetings will be posted when available.