The Hawthorne School District's DELAC (District English Learner Advisory Committee) is made up of representative English Learner parents from each school site. The members are elected from the school site ELAC (English Learner Advisory Committee). The role of the DELAC is to be a liaison between the school site and the district and to Advise the district on issues related to English Learners. DELAC responsibilities are:
- The DELAC, or subcommittee on English learner education, shall advise the district's local governing board (e.g., in person, by letters/reports, or through an administrator) on programs and services for English learners.
- The DELAC shall be responsible for advising the district's local governing board on the following tasks:
a. Development or revision of a district master plan of education programs and services for English learners, taking into consideration the Single School Plan for Student Achievement.
b. Conducting a district-wide needs assessment on a school-by-school basis.
c. Establishment of district programs, goals, and objectives for programs and services for English learners (e.g., parental exception waivers and funding).
d. Development of a plan to ensure compliance with any applicable teacher and instructional aide requirements.
e. Administration of the annual language census (e.g., procedures and forms).
f. Review and comment on the district's reclassification procedures.
g. Review and comment on the written notifications required to be sent to parents and guardians.