The Charter Governance Board develops long and short ranged plans for our Charter School. These three boards function to help our school by identifying whole school needs and plans as well as for specific groups of students. This is a way to make sure that the needs of all students are being met and all students are successful.
The Governance structure at Emelita Academy Charter is comprised of three councils/advisory boards. The English Language Learner Advisory Council (ELAC) is comprised of parents of English Language Learners and other parents or teachers. This advisory group focuses on the programs and services to assist those students that come from a home speaking or exposed to a second language other than English. The School Site Council (SSC) has ten members on it; five parents and five staff members and this council is responsible for deciding budget priorities in line with our school plan (SPSA).
What is School Site Council? Through the School Improvement Program, each participating school has a state-mandated School Site Council. The council is composed of the principal, staff, parents, and community members.
What is English Learners Advisory Committee? The participants in these committees are parents of Limited English-Proficient (LEP) students and they participate in the development, implementation, and evaluation of the local school’s program for LEP students. They advise the school on Bilingual funding issues since these programs receive state and district funding. ELAC meetings are held once a month. Dates and times are posted on the Calendar Page of this Website.
The purpose of the School Improvement Program is to improve the local school’s total instructional program by assessing the skills and knowledge of students and by providing supplemental services that meet their needs. The School Improvement Program receives funding from the state.