District English Learner Advisory Committee
English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC)
Whenever there are 21 or more English Learners at a school site, there needs to be a functioning English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC). The committee advises the principal on the development of the school plan for English Learners. The committee assists the school by conducting the needs assessment and administration of the language census. The parents of English Learners are elected and one of the members serves as the District English Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC) representative. Please contact your child’s school for more information on the ELAC and meeting dates.
District English Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC)
The District English Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC) advises the governing board on the master plan for English learner education, district-wide needs assessment, and setting district goals for English learner education. The DELAC assists the district with language census report, written parent notification of initial assessment, district’s reclassification process, review of and comments on any related waiver request, and a timeline for the development of the master plan for English Learners education. The majority of the DELAC are parents of ELL students. The DELAC members are trained by the English Learner staff.
An explanation of a district-level English Learner Advisory Committee's role, purpose, and requirements.
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.
ResponsibilitiesThe 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.
District English Learner Advisory Committee 2020-21 Meetings:
- August 28, 2020; 9-10:00 am (Virtual); Agenda/Presentation; Minutes
- October 9, 2020; 9-10:00 am (Virtual); Agenda/Presentation; Minutes
- December 4, 2020; 9-10:00 am (Virtual)
- February 5, 2021; 9-10:00 am (Virtual)
- April 2, 2021; 9-10:00 am (Virtual)
Meetings are from 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. and are located at the CSD District Office Professional Development Center at 4115 Jacksol Drive, San Jose Ca 95124.
NOTE: For the 2020-21 school year, all meetings will be held virtually through Zoom until local health authorities allow for in-person meetings. For more information about the District English Learner Advisory Committee and parent involvement, please refer to the following contacts: