• Each California public school district, grades Transitional 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.
    The purpose of the DELAC, or subcommittee on English learner education, is to advise the district's local governing board (e.g., in person, by letters/reports) on programs and services for English learners.
    District English Learners Advisory Committee
    835 E 14th St, Sutie 200
    San Leandro, CA 9457
    Send Questions to:
    Zarina Zanipatin, Ed.D
    510 667-6226
    Department of Teaching,Learning and Educational Equity San Leandro Unified School District


    Composition Requirements

    Parents or guardians of English learners not employed by the district must constitute a majority membership (51 percent or more) of the committee.


    Each school English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC) must have the opportunity to elect at least one member to the DELAC. If the district has 31 or more ELACs, it may use a system of proportional or regional representation. In SLUSD there are 12 ELACs.

    Major Function

    The purpose of the DELAC is to advise the district’s local governing board  on programs and services for English learners listed below.


    DELAC advises the district’s local governing board on at least the following:

    1. Development or revision of a district master plan of education programs and services for English learners, taking into consideration the Single School Plans for Student Achievement.

    2. Establishment of district program, goals, and objectives for programs and services for English learners (e.g., parental exception waivers and funding).

    3. Conduct a district-wide needs assessment on a school-by-school basis.

    4. Review and comment on the district’s reclassification procedures.

    5. Administration of the annual language census (R-30 LC Reports) (e.g., procedures and forms.)


    The district shall provide for all DELAC members:

    1. Appropriate training and materials to assist each member to carry out his or her legally required advisory responsibilities.

    2. Training which is planned in full consultation with DELAC members. Desgignated District funds may be used to cover costs of training and attendance of DELAC members (e.g., costs associated with child care, translation services, meals, and other reasonable expenses)

    Legal references

    20 United State Code (USC) Section 6312(g)[4); California Education Code( EC) sections 35147 ( c ); 52176 (b)  & ( c ) ;62002..5; 64001 ( a) 5 California Code of Regulations ( CCR), Section 11308 (b) & (d)