- District English Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC)
- English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC)
- Master Plan for Services to English Learners
What is the DELAC?
A district is required to form a 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.
The purpose of the DELAC is to advise, not govern, English learner services and programs offered by the district. As an advisory group, DELAC member duties include:
- Developing a Master Plan for educational programs and services to English Learners.
- Conducting a district-wide needs assessment on a school-by-school basis.
- Establishing district program goals and objectives for English Learner Services.
- Administrating the annual language census.
- Reviewing and commenting on the district's reclassification procedures for English Learners.
- Reviewing and commenting on the written notifications to be sent to parents and guardians.
- Performing self-evaluation to determine if the DELAC is meeting its goals and appropriately representing the district's English Learners.
The overall goal of the DELAC is to improve our English learners' acquisition of fluency in English and to help our students achieve academic success.
All DELAC meetings, including subcommittees, are required by law to be open to the public. Meeting agendas must be posted in a public place a minimum of 72 hours in advance.
An ideal DELAC meeting agenda should include student achievement data, reclassification data, and discussion aimed to increase parental involvement. Items not listed on the agenda cannot be voted upon.
What is the ELAC?
The ELAC is a group of English Learner parents and community members who advise and assist schools in making important decisions related to services for English Learners.
The California Education Code requires an ELAC be formed at schools with more than 20 identified English Learners.
Who can serve on the ELAC?
Any student's parent or community member can serve on the ELAC. The ELAC executive board is made up of five ELAC members who can only be elected by parents of English Learners. At least three members of the executive board must be parents of English Learners themselves. The chairperson must be a parent of an English Learner in attendance at the school.
What are the responsibilities of the ELAC?
- Consult with parents regarding academic services provided to English learners. All ELAC meeting agendas are publicly posted and meetings are a matter of public record.
- Advise in the development and implementation of the school site plan for services and programs for English learners and submit them to the district's governing board.
- Review the school's language census report and academic achievement results when developing the school's plan for English learner services and programs.
- Help make parents aware of the importance of regular school attendance.
The majority of the ELAC executive board should meet to develop agendas for all meetings as early as possible.
The school will support the work of the ELAC by providing babysitting services, maintaining ELAC documentation, preparing minutes and agendas, translating documents, and providing interpreters, refreshments and transportation to meetings.
Coast Unified will begin accepting applications for the 2020-21 school year on March 1, 2020.
To request an interdistrict transfer, please click the appropriate link to download the application. Complete and return the form to the address listed on the application, or send via fax or email:
Please complete one application per student.
Please call the Interdistrict Transfer Coordinator at 805-927-3693 if you have any questions.
The Process for Interdistrict Transfer Requests is as follows:
- Notify the parent submitting a current year request of its final decision within 30 calendar days of receipt;
- Notify the parent submitting a future year request of its decision as soon as possible, but no later than 14 days after the start of the instruction in the school year for which the transfer is sought;
- Provisionally admit students to a requested district, based on their evidence that a final decision is pending with a district of residence, proposed district, or county board of education.
Links to applicable board policies (BP) and administrative regulations (AR):