• Providencia’s ELAC Committee

    Our school’s ELAC (English Learners Advisory Committee) is an organization that meets once a month, in order to provide the parents of our English Language Learners (ELLs) with accurate and current information about how we meet the needs of all of these students in the context of our daily academic programs. The school’s ELD (English Language Development) Specialist has the responsibility of keeping ELD parents informed about the identification, assessment and progress of our English Language Learners. Our ELAC meetings offer parents of English Language Learners the opportunity to discuss aspects of the program as well as share their own thoughts about the learning experience at our school. The school Principal typically reports to the committee about current events, activities and academic programs at the school.  Parent trainings are also offered during these meetings. Younger children are welcome. Spanish translation is provided.

    The following individuals serve on our school’s ELAC Committee:

    Kirsten Jackson, ELD Specialist: kirstenjackson@burbankusd.org

    The information we provide parents is steered by parent requests and needs. Meeting topics may include assistance in using district websites, distance learning, parent conference tips, middle school information from a middle school counselor, a presentation from the Burbank Adult School director, a presentation from a Burbank Public Librarian, and many more!

    We look forward to seeing you at one of our ELAC meetings!

    All ELAC meetings will be conducted virtually for the 2022-23 school year. Please mark your calendar:


    Friday September 16, 2022 at 10am: New Parent Orientation and Info about the ELD Program

    September 16, 2022 Power Point Presentation

    Friday November 18, 2022 AT 9am

    November 18, 2022 Power Point Presentation

    Friday January 20, 2023 at 10am

    January 20, 2023 Power Point Presentation

    Thursday, March 30, 2023 at 9am

    Friday May 12, 2023 at 9am


    • Advise the principal and school staff on programs and services for English Language Learners
    • Advise the School Site Council on the development of the Single School Plan for Student Achievement

    Why Participate in ELAC?

    • To receive information about programs
    • To become aware of student academic progress
    • To get involved in your child’s education         

    ELAC members:

    • Influence the education of their children in a positive way
    • All research shows that when parents are involved in a positive way, students experience success.


    ELAC shall include the following officers:

    • Chairperson:  to organize, convene, and lead meetings of the council; attends DELAC and SSC meetings
    • Vice-Chairperson: to serve in the absence of the chairperson
    • Secretary: to record events and actions taken at council meetings