Each California public school district with 51 or more English learners must form a District English Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC) unless the district designates for this purpose a subcommittee of an existing district-wide advisory committee.


    The DELAC shall advise the school district governing board on at least the following tasks:

    1. Development of a district master plan for education programs and services for English learners. The district master plan will take into consideration the school site master plans.

    2. Conducting of a district-wide needs assessment on a school-by-school basis.

    3. Establishment of district program, goals, and objectives for programs and services for English learners.

    4. Development of a plan to ensure compliance with any applicable teacher and/or teacher aide requirements.

    5. Review and comment on the school district reclassification procedures.

    6. Review and comment on the written notifications required to be sent to parents and guardians.

    7. If the DELAC acts as the English learner parent advisory committee under California Education Code Sections 52063(b)(1) and 52062(a)(2), the DELAC shall also review and comment on the development or annual update of the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP).*

    Composition Requirements

    Parents or guardians of English learners shall constitute the majority membership (51 percent or more) of the committee. All meetings are scheduled from 5:00-6:00 pm on Wednesdays at the district.


    DELAC/ELAC Bylaws