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DELAC

DELAC

District-level English Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC)

 

 

 

An explanation of a district-level English Learner Advisory Committee role, purpose, and requirements.

 

 

Requirement

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.

Responsibilities

  • The DELAC, or subcommittee on English learner education, shall advise the district's local governing board (e.g., in person, by letters/reports, or through an administrator) on programs and services for English learners.
  • The DELAC shall be responsible for advising the district's local governing board on the following tasks:
  • Development or revision of a district master plan of education programs and services for English learners, taking into consideration the Single School Plan for Student Achievement.
  • Conducting a district-wide needs assessment on a school-by-school basis.
  • Establishment of district programs, 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 (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.

Composition Requirements

Parents or guardians of English learners not employed by the district must constitute a majority membership (51 percent or more) of the committee.

Elections

  • Each school's English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC) must have the opportunity to elect at least one of its members to be a site representative in the DELAC.