Ohio English Learner Advisory Committee


The Ohio Department of Education and Workforce convenes an English Learner Advisory Committee to gather meaningful input relevant to the educational needs of students who are English learners. The advisory group meets three times a year to share information, advise, and provide feedback regarding special topics related to educational services provided to Ohio's English learners. 

The members of the Committee include English language educators from across the state and representation from organizations that support English learners. The thoughtful and ongoing dialogue between state and local educators is vitally important for English learners’ educational equity and overall school success.


The Committee includes schools and organizations that reflect Ohio’s varied educational programs and geographic diversity. Members are selected with the goal of ensuring the group represents the range of language-instruction educational programs offered to English learners.

The 2023-25 advisory represents the following: 

​A. Administrators and coordinators of programs with more than 50 ELs
B. English learner programs in rural schools and/or with lower numbers of ELs
C. Preschools, online, community, and/or nonpublic schools
D. Support staff (e.g., interpreters, family liaisons, paraprofessionals, school psychologists, guidance counselors, intervention specialists, and literacy specialists)
E. Educational service centers (ESCs) and state support teams (SSTs)
F. State agencies and professional organizations

The Department selects members to serve two-year terms. If a member is unable to fulfill the term, an alternate representative of the school or organization should be designated to attend. 


The full Committee meets three times yearly: in winter, late spring, and in the fall. In addition to these meetings, the Committee, or sub-groups, may meet on an as-needed basis. The time of the virtual meetings are determined by the Department. 

More Information

Please direct questions or comments about the Ohio English Learner Advisory Committee to lau@education.ohio.gov

Last Modified: 6/11/2024 9:18:39 AM