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District English Learners Advisory Committee (DELAC)

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 (in person and/or in writing) on programs and services for English learners.

Legal Requirements: The charge of the District English Learners Advisory Committee shall be to advise (review and comment) 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)


Agendas, Minutes, Handouts


Laura Hernandez

District Administrator

Dr. Irene Gonzalez-Castillo
310-450-8338 x 70335

Staff Liaison

Dr. Freda Rossi
310-450-8338 x 70331

Board Liaison

Maria Leon-Vazquez

Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District
1651 16th Street
Santa Monica, California 90404