Each California public school district, grades kindergarten through 12, with 51 or more English learners must form a District-level English Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC) or subcommittee of an existing district-wide advisory committee.
The purpose of the DELAC, or subcommittee on English learner education, is to advise the district's local governing board (e.g., in person, by letters/reports) on programs and services for English learners.
Parents or guardians of English learners not employed by the district must constitute a majority membership (51 percent or more) of the committee.
Each school English learner advisory committee (ELAC) must have the opportunity to elect at least one member to the DELAC. If the district has 31 or more ELACs, it may use a system of proportional or regional representation.
The purpose of the DELAC, or subcommittee on English learner education, is to advise the district’s local governing board (e.g., in person, by letters/reports) on programs and services for English learners listed below.
The committee advises the district’s local governing board on at least the following:
- Development or revision of a district master plan of education programs and services for English learners, taking into consideration the Single School Plans for Student Achievement.
- Conduct a district-wide needs assessment on a school-by-school basis.
- Establishment of district program, goals, and objectives for programs and services for English learners (e.g., parental exception waivers and funding).
- Development of a plan to ensure compliance with any applicable teacher and instructional aide requirements.
- Administration of the annual language census (R-30 LC Reports) (e.g., procedures and forms.)
- Review and comment on the district’s reclassification procedures.
- Review and comment on the written notifications required to be sent to parents and guardians
The district shall provide for all DELAC members:
- Appropriate training and materials to assist each member to carry out his or her legally required advisory responsibilities.
- Training which is planned in full consultation with DELAC members. Economic Impact Aid-Limited English Proficient and/or district funds may be used to cover costs of training and attendance of DELAC members (e.g., costs associated with child care, translation services, meals, and other reasonable expenses).
20 United State Code (USC) Section 6312(g)[4); California Education Code( EC) sections 35147 ( c ); 52176 (b) & ( c ) ;62002..5; 64001 ( a) 5 California Code of Regulations ( CCR), Section 11308 (b) & (d)
Ms. Melissa Alderman
Ms. Llenifer Nunez
Bilingual Administrative Assistant