Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District

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Contact Information:
Suzanne Wildey 
Coordinator, Educational Services
(310) 750-0063


District English Language 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 2020-21 

All meetings until further notice will take place via the Zoom video conferencing platform from 3:00 - 4:30 PM. Meeting link, code, and password will be communicated through email.

September 2, 2020 - Agenda | Minutes | Presentation
October 14, 2020 - Agenda | Minutes| Presentation
January 20, 2021 - Agenda | Minutes | Presentation
March 10, 2021 - Agenda | Minutes | Presentation
May 12, 2021 - Agenda | Minutes | Presentation

Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District
September, 2020
Dear Parent/Guardian:
State and federal laws require schools to identify English learner (EL) students in need of language assistance services. The home language survey (HLS) is a questionnaire given to parents or guardians that helps schools and local educational agencies identify which students are potential EL students who require assessment of their English language proficiency, through the English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC). This assessment is used to determine whether they are eligible for language assistance services.
Upon initial enrollment of your child in a California public school, you indicated on the HLS that a language other than English is used at home. All students whose home language survey contains a language other than English will be assessed with the Initial ELPAC.
The ELPAC is designed for a student to be assessed in person. If a convenient time and place is unavailable due to school closures resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, your child will be given a locally-determined informal assessment of their English language proficiency until a time that the Initial ELPAC can be administered in person, or is adjusted so that it can be administered remotely. Your school site will be in touch regarding this test as soon as guidance is provided from the California Department of Education.
Until your child’s proficiency in English is officially determined through the Initial ELPAC, they will receive English language development (ELD) services through distance learning instruction. If you have any questions about your child taking the Initial ELPAC or being provided ELD services through distance learning, please contact your school principal.
Suzanne Wildey
Coordinator, Educational Services
Agendas, Minutes, and Presentations