An Overview of CUSD Advisory Committees
At CUSD, there are a number of ways for parents to get involved. One of them is to join one of several District-Parents advisory committees:
- Parent Advisory Committee (PAC)
- District English Language Advisory Committee (DELAC)
- School Site Council (SSC)
- District Advisory Committee (DAC)
Parent Advisory Committee (PAC)
These are members, usually the presidents, of the parent organizations at the school sites (Home and School Club, PTA, Foundations, etc...). The role of this group is to be an advisory group specifically focused on the LCAP plan and budget allocations. This group is facilitated by Wendy and is a group that is Board approved in the fall.
District English Language Advisory Council (DELAC)
The members of this group are from the School Site Council. The role of this council is to discuss the school plan process, while also providing input to the District on the LCAP as well as programs offered to support student learning and success. The members of this council should come prepared to discuss English Language Learners, specific needs and supports the students and the parents. This group will be facilitated by me (Leslie), Diane Elia and Winnie Hardie in the fall.
"A parent advisory committee and an English learning parent advisory committee (if the LEA has 50 or more English learners, or if they comprise 15 percent or more of the student enrollment) must be formed to provide advice about the LCAP. These advisory committees can be newly formed or draw from existing parent advisory groups, but they must include representation of students in need (e.g., low income, English learners, and foster youth)."
District Advisory Council (DAC)
The members of this group are from the School Site Council. The role of this council is to discuss the school plan process, while also providing input to the District on the LCAP as well as programs offered to support student learning and success. This group will be facilitated by me (Leslie) in the fall.
"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."nd the parents. This group will be facilitated by me (Leslie), Diane Elia and Winnie Hardie in the fall.
Some things to consider as you are working with your parents to identify representatives for each committee/council:
- One member per school per group
- No overlapping names (1 different person per group)
See this document for the full description of DELAC, SSC, DAC, PAC responsibilities
Use this form to submit names for your school: DELAC, SSC, DAC, PAC - Complete Form for Representative