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English Learner Parent Advisory Committees

English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC)

Schools are required to have an ELAC when there are more than 21 English Learners at the school. 


ELAC Responsibilities:

  • Advise principal and school staff on:

    • Development of site plan for ELs (submit a plan to SSC to include in SPSA)

  • Assist in:

    • Development of school-wide needs assessment

    • Reviewing the importance of regular attendance

  • ELAC elects at least 1 member to District English Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC)


District English Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC)

Districts are required to have a DELAC when there are 51 or more English Learners in the district.


DELAC Responsibilities include:

  • Advise the governing board (in person or in writing) on:

    • Development of district master plan for educational programs and services for ELs that take into consideration the SPSA (i.e. the LCAP)

    • Conducting the district-wide needs assessment on a school by school basis (LCAP stakeholder survey/consultation as long as school by school)

    • Establishment of district program, goal, and objectives for program and services for ELs (i.e. the LCAP)

    • Development of a plan to ensure compliance with any applicable teacher and paraprofessional requirements

  • Review and Comment on:

    • Written notifications required to be sent to parents/guardians (initial registration, school events, program options)

    • ConApp (Title III budget)

    • Reclassification procedures


2020-2021 DELAC/ & ELAC Meeting Dates, Agendas, and Minutes


English Learner Program Contacts

Ana Ramirez, ELD Specialist
Aviara Oaks Elementary, Buena Vista, Calavera Hills Elementary, and Poinsettia
760 331-6079

Tina Howard, ELD Specialist 
Carlsbad Seaside Academy, Hope, Jefferson, Kelly, Magnolia, and Pacific Rim
760 331-5110 

Stacey Ross, ELD Specialist
All Middle and High Schools
760 331-5710

Kasia Obrzut, Director of Elementary 
760 331-5014