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Feel free to contact your school's Community Liaison if you have any questions. We are here to help!

 

Find your Community Liaison's contact info here. 

 

 

All meetings are open to the community. Members and non-members are welcome.

 

For meeting schedule, please visit your school’s website.

 

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Parent Engagement Leads to Student Success!

 

At LESD we encourage all parents to get involved in their child's education. We care about our families and your voice matters. We offer several committees that all parents are welcome to join. Learn more below. 

 

English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC) & District English Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC)

 

The English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC) shall be responsible for advising the principal and staff on programs and services for English learners and the School Site Council on the development of the Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA). 

The ELAC shall assist the school in the development of the school’s needs assessment and ways to make parents aware of the importance of regular school attendance.

 

  • Parents of English learners comprise at least the same percentage of the ELAC membership as English learners constitute of the school’s total student population. For example, if 25 percent of the students in a school are English learners, then parents/guardians of English learners must comprise 25 percent of the ELAC membership.

 

  • Other members of the ELAC can be  parents/guardians, school staff, and /or community members as long as the minimum  percentage requirement for EL parents is maintained.

 

Parents or guardians of English learners must have an opportunity to elect the parent members to serve on the ELAC or subcommittee.

 

The district shall provide for all ELAC members:

  1. Appropriate training and materials to assist each member to carry out his or her legally required advisory responsibilities.

  2. Training planned in full consultation with ELAC members.

 

ELAC members can also participate in the District English Learner Advisory Committee meetings.

Parent Teacher Association (PTA)

 

 

A parent-teacher association (PTA) is a formal organization composed of parents, teachers and staff that is intended to facilitate parental participation in a school.

 

The funds raised from PTA memberships and other fundraising initiatives help pay for field trip admissions, transportation and support academic programs. Membership is only $10 per household.

  • Box Tops

  • Scholastic Book Fair

  • AmazonSmile

  • Jog-a-Thon

  • School Spirit Merchandise

School Site Council (SSC)

SSC develops, annually reviews, and updates the Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA) for programs funded through the Consolidated Application Reporting System.

The SSC must recommend the SPSA to the local governing board for approval. Thus the role of the SSC is crucial to the success of the categorical programs a school may have.

The SSC must meet the composition requirements specified in EC 52852 unless granted a waiver from the State Board of Education (SBE).

 

  1. the principal; teachers selected by teachers at the school, and

  2. other school personnel selected by other school personnel at the school,

  3. parents of students attending the school and/or community members selected by such parents, and

  4. in secondary schools, students selected by students attending the school.

At the elementary level, the SSC shall be constituted to ensure parity between:

  1. the principal, classroom teachers, and other school personnel; and

  2. parents; or community members selected by parents.

At the secondary level, the SSC shall be constituted to ensure parity between:

  1. the principal, classroom teachers, other school personnel, and

  2. equal numbers of parents or community members selected by parents and students.

At both the elementary and secondary levels, classroom teachers shall comprise the majority of persons represented under subdivision (a) of this section.

At the discretion of the local governing board, the middle school may, but is not required to, include student representation on the SSC. If a middle school SSC includes students, the SSC must meet the composition requirements of secondary schools.

 

SSC membership may be determined by ballot or may be decided in an open meeting by voice vote. To broaden the support for the SSC membership selection process, and to avoid controversy over the selection of SSC members, board policy, or SSC bylaws may specify:

  • The means of selecting members and officers

  • Terms of office for members and officers

  • The notice of elections for each peer group

  • The responsibilities of the SSC and time commitment involved

  • A policy of nondiscrimination, as may occur by limiting membership to a select group

Many schools elect members for a two-year term, with elections for half the members held in even years and half in odd years. This practice ensures that the SSC will not be composed entirely of new members each year. Some schools assure additional continuity by electing non-voting alternate members, who are seated as voting members by the SSC in the event of a midterm vacancy on the school site council.

In order to conduct business effectively, the SSC may include officers with stated responsibilities and authority, including:

  • A chairperson to organize, convene, and lead meetings of the SSC

  • A vice chairperson to serve in the absence of the chairperson

  • A secretary to record actions taken at SSC meetings and keep SSC records

  • A parliamentarian to resolve questions of procedure, often with the help of Robert’s Rules of Order or similar guide

  • Other officers as necessary to perform stated duties in support of the work of the SSC