The Multilingual Parent Leadership Council (PLC)

The purpose of the Multilingual PLC is to encourage parental involvement and participation in the school.  The school Parent Leadership Council shall be established at the beginning of the school year. The Multilingual PLC chairperson and the co-chairperson must be parents at the school. The Multilingual PLC shall conduct at least 2 meetings during the school year.

Multilingual PLC Goals: help the ELL students reach the nation’s ESL standards through the following:

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Listening
  • Speaking
  • Culture & Self-Concept

Multilingual PLC Chairperson Responsibilities

  • Meet and collaborate with school principal.
  • Conduct the Multilingual PLC meetings for the school year.
  • Prepare the agenda in collaboration with school compliance teacher for all Multilingual PLC meetings.
  • Represent the school in the annual district Multilingual PLC institute.
  • Assist parents in clarifying misunderstandings or concerns.
  • Participate in the implementation of the district ELL Plan in the school.

Multilingual PLC Co-Chairperson Responsibilities

  • Assist the school Multilingual PLC chairperson in the planning and the implementation of all meetings and parent involvement activities during the school year.
  • Represent the Multilingual PLC chairperson at meetings, as applicable.

School Principal Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with the Multilingual PLC chairperson in planning the school Multilingual PLC meetings.
  • Ensure that the school Multilingual PLC chairperson has the necessary resources to have the meetings.
  • Collaborate with the Multilingual PLC in announcing the meetings.
  • Collaborate with the Multilingual PLC to ensure parent involvement.

Recommended Topics for Meetings

  • Program models for ELL students
  • Cultural adaptation
  • FSA
  • Graduation requirements
  • Parent involvement
  • Promotion/Retention
  • Scholarships
  • No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB)
  • Careers of interest
  • Objectives for students
  • Others to be determined by parents


Multilingual PLC Engagement = ELL Academic Success