District English Learner Advisory Committee

  • An explanation of a district-level English Learner Advisory Committee 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.


    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.

    3.   Consolidated Application (ConApp) signatures of the current or past DELAC chairperson indicate that the committee members have had the opportunity to provide advice on the pages of this application related to programs for English learners.

    District Advisory Committee/District English Learner Advisory Committee for 2018-19

    Meetings are from 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. and are located at the CSD District Office Professional Development Center at 4115 Jacksol Drive, San Jose Ca 95124.  For more information about the District English Learner Advisory Committee and parent involvement, please refer to the following contacts:

    • Linh Nguyen, Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services at nguyenl@cambriansd.com or 408-377-2103 ext. 1106
    • Cindy Ponce, Teacher on Special Assignment, English Learners & Title I Services at poncec@cambriansd.com or 408-377-2103 ext. 1112
    • Susan Ahmann, Administrative Assistant at ahmanns@cambriansd.com or 408-377-2013 ext. 1108