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District English Learner Advisory Committee, DELAC

The DELAC is an advisory committee comprised of representatives from each school’s English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC). The role of the DELAC is to advise the Newport-Mesa Unified School District on programs and services for English learners.

As an advisory group, DELAC member duties include:

  1. Development of a district master plan for education programs and services for English learners.
  2. Conducting of a district-wide needs assessment on a school-by-school basis.
  3. Establishment of district program, goals, and objectives for programs and services for English learners.
  4. Development of a plan to ensure compliance with any applicable teacher and/or teacher aide requirements.
  5. Review and comment on the school district reclassification procedures.
  6. Review and comment on the written notifications required to be sent to parents and guardians.
  7. Review and comment on the development or annual update of the Local Control and Accountability Plan.

Each school's ELAC shall have the opportunity to elect at least one of its members to be a site representative DELAC member.  Only DELAC elected representatives may vote on voting items and elect officers.  DELAC members will receive appropriate training and materials to assist in carrying out required advisory responsibilities.

CurRent Meeting Agenda

When:                   Wednesday, January 13th, 2021

                             Time:           6:30 PM - 8:00 PM




6:30 PM       Welcome and Approval of December 8, 2020 Minutes      

                   Co-President Karla Hernandez              

6:40 PM       Student Attendance in the Context of COVID-19

                       Sarah Coley, Coordinator Student Services

                   Angela Allen-Hess, Coordinator Child Welfare & Attendance

7:00 PM       Considerations for School-Related Health Measures in the                       Context of COVID-19

                      Merry Grasska, Director Health Services

                   TBD, School Nurse

7:30 PM       Review Input on English Learner Programs

                   (Required Topic) Review/Comment on District                                         Reclassification Procedures

                   (Required Topic) Review/Comment on Parent Notifications

                      Vanessa Galey, Director of Special Projects

                   Laura Dale-Pash, Coordinator of English Learner Programs

7:55  PM      Announcements / Evaluations 

8:00 PM      Adjournment

Cuándo:       Miércoles, 13 de enero de 2021

Hora:           6:30 – 8:00 PM


Orden del dia  

6:30 PM       Bienvenida y Consentimiento de las Minutas del 8 de                              diciembre de 2020. 

                       Co-Presidente Karla Hernandez

6:40 PM       Asistencia de estudiantes en el contexto de COVID-19

                       Sarah Coley, Coordinadora de Servicios Estudiantiles

                   Angela Allen-Hess, Coordinadora de Asistencia y Bienestar

7:00 PM       Consideraciones para las Medidas de Salud Escolares en el                      Contexto de COVID-19

                       Merry Grasska, Directora de Servicios de Salud

                   TBD, Enfermera Escolar

7:30 PM       Revisar los comentarios sobre los Programas para                                    Estudiantes de Inglés

                    (Tema requerido) Revisión / Comentario sobre los                                  Procedimientos de Reclasificación del Distrito

                   (Tema requerido) Revisión / Comentario de Notificaciones                     para Padres

                      Vanessa Galey, Directora de Proyectos Especiales

                   Laura Dale-Pash, Coordinadora de Programas para studiantes                     de Inglés

7:55 PM       Anuncios y Evaluaciones 

8:00 PM       Reunión concluye


2020-2021 Meeting Dates

  • November 18, 2020
  • December 8, 2020
  • January 13, 2021 
  • February 10, 2021
  • March 17, 2021
  • April 21, 2021
  • May 19, 2021 
  • June 2, 2021

All meetings held from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.


DELAC meetings will be held at the Newport-Mesa Unified School District Education Center
2985 Bear Street, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
In the Assembly Room of the Sanborn Building
(714) 424-8984


Contact Us

Vanessa Galey
Director, Special Projects


Laura Dale-Pash
Coordinator, English Learner Programs


Jackeline Gaitain
Community Facilitator

Clare Warner
Administrative Assistant II