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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.

2021-2022 Meeting Dates

  • November 17, 2021
  • December 8, 2021
  • January 12, 2022 
  • February 9, 2022
  • March 16, 2022
  • April 6, 2022
  • May 11, 2022 
  • June 1, 2022

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


When:              Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Time:               6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

 Where:           Zoom Meeting Link      (92428424139)

6:30 PM           Welcome and Introductions

                          Laura Dale-Pash, Coordinator of English Learner                                            Programs

6:35 PM            Approval of December 8, 2021 Minutes    

                          Karla Hernandez, DELAC Chairperson

6:40 PM            Superintendent Session

                           Dr. Wes Smith, Superintendent

7:20 PM           English Learner Instructional Programs-Elementary                              & Secondary

                          Laura Dale-Pash, Coordinator of English Learner                                            Programs & English Language Development Teachers on                            Special Assignment

7:55  PM           Announcements

                           Jackeline Gaitan, District School Community Facilitator

 8:00 PM           Adjournment


Cuándo:           Miércoles, 12 de enero de 2022

Hora:                6:30 – 8:00 PM

Dónde:             Zoom Meeting Link  (92428424139)

6:30 PM            Bienvenida e Introducciones

                          Laura Dale-Pash, Coordinadora de Programas del Idioma                            Inglés                                        

6:35 PM            Aprobación de las Minutas de 8 de Diciembre de 2021

                           Karla Hernandez, Presidente

6:40 PM            Sesión con el Superintendente

                           Dr. Wesley Smith, Superintendente          

7:20 PM            Programas de Instrucción para Estudiantes de                                         Inglés - Primaria y Secundaria

                            Laura Dale-Pash, Coordinadora de Programas del                                        Idioma Inglés & Maestros del Desarrollo del Idioma                                      Inglés en Asignación Especial

7:55 PM            Anuncios

                            Jackeline Gaitan, Coordinadora de la Comunidad del                                    Distrito

8:00 PM            Reunión concluye





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Vanessa Galey
Director, Special Projects

Laura Dale-Pash
Coordinator, English Learner Programs

Jackeline Gaitan
Community Facilitator

Clare Warner
Administrative Assistant II