Clovis Unified Schools are committed to establishing a true partnership with all facets of the Clovis Learning Community. CUSD values feedback and input. Parents continue to make positive differences in the lives of the children we all support. We know from research that participation in your child’s education will not only bring success to your child but other children in the school. Our parents truly make in a difference in the lives of Clovis Kids!
CUSD is proud and pleased to offer a variety of parent involvement opportunities that improve our overall program. Depending on the type of categorical funding a site may receive, district or school parent councils and committees are under certain requirements and guidelines. Such advisory committees in the CUSD include:
School Site Council (SSC)
English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC)
District Advisory Committee (DAC) and School Advisory Committee
District Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC)
District Indian Education Parent Advisory Committee (IPAC)
School and District level School Assessment Review Team (SART)
Intercultural and Diversity Advisory Council (IDAC)
If you would like additional Information on any of the District Parent Council or Committee, please call your child’s school. The Principal, Learning Director, or Guidance Instruction Specialist (GIS) would be happy to assist you.
District Advisory Committee (DAC)
The purpose of the DAC is to advise the district regarding its compensatory educational programs.
The DAC for Compensatory Education Program is a district-level advisory group comprised of parents, site staff, and community leaders who consult with the Board of Education and district staff on behalf of Compensatory Education participants. The School Advisory Council (SAC) is an advisory committee with the purpose of advising schools regarding compensatory educational programs. If a district uses Economic Impact Aid (EIA) funds for State Compensatory Education programs, as Clovis does, it is required to have a DAC. The DAC is to be elected by parents of pupils in the district who are participating in the Compensatory Education program. Parents are to constitute the majority of the membership on the committee. Additionally, Title I law requires that parents be involved in the development of the Local Education Agency (LEA) Plan and the process of school review and improvement. Parents should also be a part of the annual review of the LEA Plan as well as the review of the district parent involvement policy. CUSD combines these two tasks into the responsibilities of the DAC. A school district may designate a School Site Council (SSC), established pursuant to California Education Code (EC) Section 52852 to function as the SAC. CUSD votes to operate as an SSC at their first SSC meeting in Quarter I.
Question: Contact Tam Tran at 327-0672School Site Councils (SSC)
The primary task of the SSC is to ensure that the school is continually engaged in identifying and implementing curriculum and instructional practices that result in both strengthening the core academic program and ensuring that students have access and success in that program. This core program should embody the district’s curriculum, which itself should reflect the state frameworks and curriculum standards. The SSC is charged with the task of developing and creating a school plan for using the supplemental resources to increase the student’s understanding of and success in learning the core curriculum. The ELAC receives on-going training and materials appropriate to assist members in carrying out their legal responsibilities. The school’s improvement effort should also be coordinated with the district’s effort to upgrade its curriculum offerings and quality of instruction in order that both the school, though the SSC, and the local governing board, through the district office, become part of a single improvement effort. The SSC is required to meet at least on a quarterly basis. Additional meetings may be required for funding information and budget approvals.Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC)
Whenever there are 21 or more English Learner students at a school site, there will be a functioning ELAC that has been elected by parents/guardians of English Learners at the site where they will receive training and materials appropriate to assist members in carrying out their legal responsibilities. Their purpose is to advise the principal and staff on the development of a plan for English learners and to work on an annual Schools Needs assessment. The ELAC must work collaboratively with the SSC. The ELAC also provides assistance with the schools R-30 Language Census. The ELAC is required to meet on a quarterly basis. Additional meetings may be scheduled as needed.District English Language Advisory Council (DELAC)
Whenever there are 51 or more English Learner students in the district, there shall be a functioning District English Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC) or subcommittee of an existing district committee that has had the opportunity to advise the governing board on topics such as the Master Plan, conducts an annual Needs Assessment by school and DELAC, the opportunity to review the district program, goals, and objectives for English Learners Programs. And collaborate on topics such as; the R-30 Language Census, Review of and comment on the written notification of initial enrollment, and Review of and comment on the district reclassification procedures, criteria and data. Additionally, the DELAC receives training and materials appropriate to assist members in carrying out their legal responsibilities.
Meeting dates for the 2020-2021 school year can be found @ https://www.cusd.com/DELAC.aspx
Question: Contact Tam Tran at 327-0672
District Indian Education Parent Advisory Committee (IPAC)
The program is guided by the IPAC)and comprised of: American Indian and Alaskan Native parents or guardians and District teachers and Administration. The IPAC is responsible for advising the district to ensure effective school programs and services are provided for Native American students. The IPAC meets throughout the year to discuss program issues, services provided, and other needs related to the student achievement of our students. The IPAC oversees an annual Needs Assessment that is sent to all Native American Families to provide feedback on the program and offer areas of commendations and recommendations. According to the Bylaws, Members of IPAC serve on the committee for two years.
Meeting dates for the 2020-21 school year can be found @ https://www.cusd.com/Programs-IndianEducation.aspx
Questions: Contact Kym McMills (559) 327-0670Intercultural and Diversity and Advisory Council (IDAC)
The Intercultural and District Advisory Committee (IDAC) is composed of community members and district employees representing the diversity of the district.
IDAC was formed for the purpose of assisting the district in the implementation of Cultural Competencies and monitoring the progress of the district toward achieving the desired outcomes of those competencies. Reporting to the Governing Board annually is among IDAC’s charges. Each school site has established an IDAC as well as a District IDAC that meets twice a year. Areas of focus include: Develop, adopt and implement a district policy to promote an environment free of racial bias and discrimination, develop, adopt and implement a District Affirmative Action plan as required by Education Code Section 44100, establish a student human relations council at each school to promote positive intergroup, provide training for teachers and administrators to promote understanding and appreciation of cultural differences, make deliberate efforts to insure minority representation on district and school site committees, develop and adopt complaint-handling procedures that are clearly understood by staff, students and parents. Develop, adopt and implement a district policy to promote an environment free of discrimination based on gender; Develop, adopt and implement a district policy to promote an environment free of discrimination based on disability. Schools sites are required to have quarterly SART Meetings. Additional meetings may be scheduled as needed.