Designated & Integrated ELD
English Learner Advisory Committees
Each California public school district, grades kindergarten through 12, with 51 or more English learners must form a District-level English Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC) or subcommittee of an existing district-wide advisory committee.
Each California Public School from Kindergarten through grade 12, with 21 or more English learners must form a functional English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC). The ELAC is a committee for parents or other community members who want to advocate for English Learners.
The district is committed to ensuring that English Learners acquire high levels of English and home language proficiency (where available), academic achievement, and skills that will lead to success in the 21st century. "[Primary language] is clearly an asset that [English Learners] are coming to school with and one that should be 'maintained' so that [they] can become truly bilingual...The fact that our kids don't grow up [bilingual] puts them at a competitive disadvantage." Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education