The Parent Leadership Council (PLC)

The purpose of the 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 PLC chairperson and the co-chairperson must be parents at the school. The PLC shall conduct at least 4 meetings during the school year.

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

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

PLC Chairperson Responsibilities

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

PLC Co-Chairperson Responsibilities

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

School Principal Responsibilities

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

Recommended Topics for Meetings

  • Program models for ELL students
  • Cultural adaptation
  • FCAT
  • 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


PLC Engagement = ELL Academic Success