DAC and DELAC
What is DAC?
The District Advisory Council (DAC) advises district administration regarding the development of the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) and the budgets that support the plan. Following approval of the LCAP by the school district governing board, the DAC reviews a minimum of one time per year the implementation of the plan and comments on the effectiveness of the program with district officials using the state and county criteria in California Education Code Section 52060. The DAC carries out all other duties and responsibilities assigned by the district governing board and any state or federal laws and related codes of the State of California.
What is DELAC?
A district is required to form a District English Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC) if it has 51 or more English learner students. The committee is comprised of school staff, parents of English learner students, other parents, and community members who are interested in English learner programs. At least 51 percent of the committee must be made up of parents of English learner students who are not employed by the district. DELAC members are elected by ELAC members at school sites.
What is the committee’s main purpose?
The main purpose of DELAC is to assist the school district to bring about the cooperation and coordination of parent and community resources which may be of value to the districts in the operation of its English Learner program. In achieving its purpose, the DELAC shall provide advice and assistance in:
Development of a district master plan for educational programs and services for ELs that takes into consideration the Single Plan for Academic Achievement.
Conducting of a district-wide needs assessment on a school-by-school basis.
Establishment of a district program, goals, and objectives for programs and services for ELs.
Development of a plan to ensure compliance with any applicable teacher and instructional aide requirements
Administration of the Annual Language Census Report.
Review and comment on the District’s reclassification procedures.
Review and comment on the written notifications required to be sent to parents and guardians.