Multilingual Education Advisory Committee (MEAC)

Our Mission

  • The Multilingual Education Advisory Committee (MEAC) is a standing committee of the Buffalo Board of Education. Its mission is “To ensure equitable access to high-quality education for all students by acting in an advisory and advocacy capacity with regard to programs and services for English Language Learners (ELLs) and their families, and to ensure communication between and among stakeholders." MEAC is charged with advising the Board of Education about the most important steps to take to improve the educational achievement of ELLs, and reports regularly to the Board of Education about ELLs progress and issues.  MEAC works closely with the Division of Multilingual Education, as well as with other Buffalo Public School's departments whose functions affect ELLs.  ELLs to be defined as (Section 154.2 definition): Pupilwho by reason of foreign birth oancestry,speak a languagothethan English, and (1) either understand and speak little or no English; o(2) score below astate designated leveof proficiency, on the New York State Identification Test of English Language Learners (NYSITELL)/ New York State English as a Second Language Achievement Test (NYSESLAT) assessments.

Meeting Schedule

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    Please note, Multilingual Education Advisory Committee (MEAC) meeting are held from 5:00pm - 7:30pm on the dates below.

    • Sept. 18
    • Oct. 16
    • Nov. 20
    • Dec. 18
    • Jan. 15
    • Feb 19
    • March 19
    • April 16
    • May 21
    • June 18