DELAC (eng)

The District English Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC) provides parents of English Learners (EL) in the District the opportunity to participate in an educational system that might be foreign to them. State and Federal education laws require districts that have 50 or more English Learners to form a committee for the purpose of dealing with matters relevant to their needs.

SMUSD committee members meet the second Wednesday of each month (except during July and August) at 6:00 PM. These meetings are held at the District Office or at a school chosen by the committee.; however, due to COVID-19, these meeting have been virtual. Because as much as 90% of EL students in the district are Spanish speakers, meetings are conducted in Spanish. The meetings follow Robert's Rules of Order and have an elected President, Vice-President, Secretary, and a Parliamentarian.  There are also school site representatives elected from each school in the district.
Patricia Kurylo, the Administrator for K-12 EL students, provides assistance and structure for the meetings on behalf of the District.

2021 Elected SMUSD DELAC Board:

President:  Raquel Hernandez
Vice President:  Diana Duran
Secretary:  Nidia Hernandez
Parliamentarian:  Patricia Estrada

Schools are required to establish an English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC) when there are 21 or more English Learners. These groups must meet a minimum of 4 times a year to perform the following objectives:

  1. Advise the principal and staff on the school's program for ELs.
  2. Advise the School Site Council on the development of the Single School Plan for Student Achievement.
  3. Assist the principal and staff on the school's needs assessment.
  4. Assist parents in their understanding of regular school attendance.

    Schools will review or develop bylaws and elect a new governing board each year; comprised of a President, Vice President, Secretary and Parliamentarian and a representative to attend the DELAC meetings.

For more information please contact Patricia Kurylo, Administrator for K-12 English Learners at 760-290-2385 or [email protected]


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