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The District English Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC) 

The District English Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC) meets to improve student achievement for English Learners by providing input into the types of programs and services available to English Learners in the District. Please click on the links below to access the DELAC or other E.L. information. 

ELAC

English Learners Advisory Committee

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The English Language Advisory Committee (ELAC)  is comprised of parents, staff, and community members and is specifically designed to advise school officials on English Learner program services. 

We welcome you to join us! 

  • What does an ELAC do?

    The ELAC is responsible for:

    • Advising the Principal and staff on the programs for EL students
    • Developing the Site Needs Assessment
    • Informing parents of the importance of school attendance and academic achievement
    • Training the ELAC officers on their roles and responsibilities
    • Providing training opportunities for EL families
    • Advising and participating in DELAC (District-level ELAC)
    • ELAC meets 4-6 times per year

    Why is it important to get involved in ELAC?

    The  ELAC meets to discuss the diverse needs of our English Learner students. We need you to come, share your feedback, and tell us how we can best support your child and family.

    "The California Legislature is committed to assuring that parents/guardians of English learners have a voice in the education of their children.  This belief is reflected in the passage of specific California Education Code (EC) and California Code of Regulation (CCR) sections requiring English Learner Advisory Committees (ELAC) and District English Learner Advisory Committees (DELAC) to be in place in schools and districts that educate English learners.

    California Education Code (EC) 52176(b) states, "Each school with more than 20 (21 or more) pupils of limited English proficiency shall establish a school-level advisory committee on which parents or guardians or both, of such pupils, constitute membership in at least the same percentage as their children and wards represent of the total number of pupils in the school and designate for this purpose an existing school level advisory committee or subcommittee of such an advisory committee, if the advisory committee or subcommittee where appropriate, meets the criteria stated above."

 

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How may I Join? 

 

Elections

The parents or guardians of English learners elect the parent members of ELAC. Parents or guardians of English learners shall be provided the opportunity to vote in the election. If you are interested in joining, please contact our Community School Coordinator at 925.682.1843 ext.5306

Training

ELAC members shall receive training materials and training which will assist them in carrying out their required advisory responsibilities. Training shall be planned in full consultation with committee members, and funds from appropriate resources may be used to meet the costs of providing the training to include costs associated with the attendance of members at training sessions.

  • Currently, we have families that speak a variety of languages and need language support.  Our EL students and their families speak at least one or more languages including, but not limited to:

    • Spanish
    • Filipino / Tagalog
    • Chinese / Mandarin
    • Farsi/Dari
    • Arabic
    • Farsi
    • Russian
    • Vietnamese