Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District

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Contact Information:
Suzanne Wildey, Ed.D.
Assistant Superintendent, Educational Services
(310) 750-2021
[email protected]


District English Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC)

Each California public school district grades K-12 with 51 or more English learners must form a District-level English Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC) or subcommittee of an existing district-wide advisory committee. The DELAC shall advise the district's local governing board on the following tasks:

  • Develop or revision of a district master plan of education programs and services for English learners
  • Conducting a district-wide needs assessment on a school-by-school basis
  • Develop a plan to ensure compliance with any applicable teacher and instructional aide requirements
  • Administration of the annual language census
  • Review and comment on the district's reclassification procedures
  • Review and comment on the written notifications required to be sent to parents and guardians.
  • Each school's English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC) must have the opportunity to elect at least one of its members to be a site representative in the DELAC

If you would like additional information, please contact the District's Educational Services division at (310) 750-0063.

Meeting Dates for 2023 - 2024
All meetings will be held on the following Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. in the Community Room at the Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District located at 375 Via Almar Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274.
     September 12, 2023   -Welcome Meeting  Agenda / Presentation / Minutes
     November 14, 2023    Agenda / Presentation / Minutes
     February 13, 2024      Agenda / Presentation  (Seal of Biliteracy) / Minutes
     May 14, 2024             Agenda / Presentation / Minutes
August 2023

English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) 

Initial ELPAC Computer-Based Assessment 


Dear Parent/Guardian: 


When registering your child for school, you listed that your child speaks a language other than English. In California public schools, all students entering school for the first time will be assessed with the Initial English Language Proficiency Assessments for California, or “Initial ELPAC,” if their home language is not English. 


The Initial ELPAC is a required assessment (California Ed Code Section 313 and 60810that will help identify students who need help learning English by determining whether the student is an English learner or is fluent in English. This is important so they can get the support they need to do well in all school subjects. 


Based on the Home Language Survey results, your child will be assessed with the Initial ELPAC. Testing will take place in-person during the school day. Results will be available in Aeries within 7 days of test completion. For more information, visit the Parents/Guardians Resources web page at 


To learn more about the ELPAC, go to the California Department of Education Parent Guides to Understanding web page at You also can review sample test questions on the practice tests which can be found on the ELPAC Starting Smarter website at 


If you have any questions about your child taking the ELPAC, please contact your site administrator.