LOS ANGELES UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
Parent Community Student Services Branch
ENGLISH LEARNER ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Importance of Regular School Attendance
Date: Thursday, November 16, 2017
CALL TO ORDER/WELCOME
The meeting was opened by Elida Elias, Chairperson, at 8:35 a.m.
The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Juan Romero, TSP Advisor/EL Designee.
Roll call was taken by Dolores Abarca, Secretary. Elida Elias, Carmen Fernandez, Dolores Abarca, Iris Martinez, Ligia Sanchez, Elba Larita, Guadalupe Gomez, Maria Valadez, and Rosa Calderon were present.
APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES
ELAC members were provided the minutes. A motion was moved to approve the minutes by Elida Elias, seconded by Ligia Sanchez. The results were all members in favor. The motion to approve the minutes from the previous ELAC meeting was approved.
Mr. Juan Romero discussed making a recommendation to the School Site Council. He indicated that for the recommendation to be valid it must be signed by the Chairperson or the Vice Chairperson.
PRESENTATION: IMPORTANCE OF REGULAR SCHOOL ATTENDANCE
Sandra Gonzalez, PSA Counselor, presented the district PowerPoint on the Importance of Regular School Attendance. The presentation focused on the importance and benefits of regular school attendance, it discussed some of the reasons students miss school, it went over excused absences, truancy, and the effects of chronic absences, and it reviewed ways in which schools and parents can support each other. (The Importance of Regular School Attendance presentation is one of the mandated ELAC topics. The information was provided through a verbal presentation and handouts were made available to all members and to the members of the public in both English and Spanish.)
CELDT RETEST/READING INVENTORY
Mr. Romero, TSP Advisor/EL Designee, discussed the CELDT Retest and the Reading Inventory. He went over the EL profiles and the path to reclassification.
The members of the English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC) made the following recommendation to the School Site Council (SSC):
The English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC) moved a motion to send a written recommendation to the School Site Council (SSC). The motion of the first recommendation was made by Carmen Fernandez, and seconded by Elida Elias. The results were all six members in favor. The motion was approved. The motion of the second recommendation was made by Elida Elias, and seconded by Iris Martinez. The results were all six members in favor, and one community member opposed. The motion was approved.
No public comment was made.
MOTION TO ADJOURN
A motion was moved to adjourn the meeting by Ligia Sanchez, seconded by Carmen Fernandez. The motion carried. The results were all in favor. The motion was approved. The meeting ended at 10:45 a.m.
These notes are respectfully being submitted by Juan Romero on November 16, 2017.