Joint District English Learner Advisory Committee and District Advisory Council

  • Roles and Responsibilities


    DELAC: The District English Learner 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 Trustees and district staff on programs and services for English learners.

    The charge of the District English Learners Advisory Committee shall be to advise the RSD Board of Trustees 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.
    • 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.
    • Acting as the English learner parent advisory committee under California Education Code Sections 52063(b)(1) and 52062(a)(2), review and comment on the development or annual update of the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP).

    * 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)


    DAC: The District Advisory Committee shall function by advising the District in matters pertaining to the education program for Title I students and schools in the district operating Title I Schoolwide Programs.  The term advising is intended to mean inquiring, informing, suggesting, and recommending. 

    The purpose of the Council shall be to

    1. Assist in planning, implementing, and evaluating the Compensatory Education Programs and disseminating information relative to the objectives of the program.
    2. Study the needs of the students to be served by Consolidated Projects and recommend programs to the District to meet those needs.
    3. Act as a hearing board for any individual or group that may want to propose additions to or changes in the school district’s proposed Compensatory Education Programs.  The Title I District Advisory Council K-8 shall have no power to enter into contracts of any nature,  The Title I District Advisory Council K-8 shall have no power to bind any member of the school district in debt, liability, or obligation.  The Title I District Advisory Council K-8 shall have no powers beyond those expressly set forth herein.
    4. Review the LCAP annual update and federal addendum
    5. Assist the District in developing the LCAP goals and actions
    6. Certify the district’s Consolidated Application for categorical funds
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