School districts receiving Economic Impact Aid (EIA)/State Compensatory Education (SCE) are required to establish a district advisory committee (DAC) and a school advisory committee (SAC) for the purpose of advising districts and schools regarding compensatory education programs. A school may designate a school site council established pursuant to California Education Code(EC) Section 52852 to function as the school advisory council.
Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations (CCR), Section 4423 sets forth the obligation of LEAs that receive SCE funds to establish a DAC. Section 4423 states:
Each participating school district shall establish a district advisory council and shall also establish a school advisory council at each participating school. Advisory councils established pursuant to this article shall comply with the ESEA, Title I, law and regulations pertaining to advisory councils.
The DELAC is a district-level advisory committee made up of representatives from each school’s ELAC. One parent or guardian member from each school’s ELAC is elected to serve as the site’s DELAC representative. The DELAC’s role is to advise the district governing board on programs and services for EL students.