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Parent Groups and Committees

Parents are a key component of the planning, monitoring, and evaluation process for state and federal categorical funds. The School Site Council, District Advisory Council and other parent groups provide important input into the planning process. Each group operates under requirements governed by Education Code. Guidance and trainings for parent groups are available.​

School Site Council

ELAC

Every school site with twenty-one or more English Learners form an English Learner Advisory Committee which is responsible for advising the principal and staff on programs and services for English Learners, and the School Site Council on the development of the Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA). More information can be found here.

DELAC

Each CA public school district with fifty-one or more English Learners is required to form a District-level English Learner Advisory Committee for the purpose of advising the district governing board on programs and services for English Learners. More information can be found here.

LCAP Parent Advisory Committee (PAC)

A committee formed by the district to provide advise about the LCAP. The majority of the committee members must be parents of students in the district and include representatives of the "unduplicated" student groups (low income, English Learner and Foster Youth). The draft LCAP will be shared with the PAC and the superintendent must respond to any committee comments in writing. If a district already has a committee that meets these requirements (such as a DAC) then the district does not need to form a new committee to meet this requirement.

LCAP English Learner Parent Advisory Committee (ELPAC)

A committee formed by the district to provide advise about the LCAP in those districts whose enrollment includes at least 15% English Learners and at least 50 pupils who are English Learners. The majority of the committee members must be parents of English Learner students in the district. The draft LCAP will be shared with the ELPAC and the superintendent must respond to any committee comments in writing. If a district already has a committee that meets these requirements (such as a DELAC) then the district does not need to form a new committee to meet this requirement.