Parent Involvement

  • The District strongly supports the involvement of all parents, including parents of ELs, in the educational process of their children. Research show that parental involvement benefits the child as evidenced by higher academic achievement.

    Governance and leadership opportunities include the following:

    1. District English Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC)
      The DELAC is required to advise the District's Board of Education (in person and/or in writing) on the English Learner Program.
    2. English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC)
      The ELAC advises and assists the school with their program for English Learners.
    3. English Learner Program Advisory Committee (ELPAC)
      The English Learner Program Advisory Committee meets to discuss EL programs and current issues and best practices.
    4. School Site Council (SSC)
      Each school has a site council comprised of educators and parents. Their role is to develop and approve their Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA), recommend it to the local governing board for approval, monitor implementation of the plan, and evaluate the results.
    5. District Advisory Committee (DAC)
      The DAC is an elected council of parents from the District’s twenty-one schools. They serve in an advisory capacity to the School District as well as a communication link between schools and communities.