Joint District English Learner Advisory Committee and District Advisory Committee

  • The District English Learners Advisory Committee (DELAC) is a state-mandated advisory committee. Each district with 51 or more English learners, regardless of language, must form a functioning DELAC. The purpose of the DELAC is to advise the Board of Education on programs and services for English learners.

    The charge of the District English Learners Advisory Committee shall be to advise the Board of Education on at least the following:

    • A timetable for development and revision of a district master plan of education programs and services for English learners, taking into consideration the school site master plans.
    • A district wide needs assessment on a school-by-school basis.
    • Establishment of district program, goals, and objectives for programs and service for English learners.
    • Development of a plan to ensure compliance with any applicable teacher and/or teacher aide requirements.
    • Administration of the annual language census (e.g. procedures and forms)
    • Review and comment on the district reclassification procedures established pursuant to Education Code Section 52164.6.\
    • Review and comment on the written parent notification of initial school enrollment required in Title 5, CCR Section 11303(a).
    • Review and comment on any waiver request affecting program and services for English learners.

    * Legal references: E.C. Sections 62002.5 and 33051(a); Former E.C, Sections 52176; 52168; and Title 5, CCR, Sections 43112 and 11303(a)