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District and Board Committees

Advisory committees provide important public input to the Board of Education, Superintendent, Principals and other staff on issues facing the school district. The meetings are open to the public. Participation details, meeting minutes and agendas can be found on each committee web page.

Board Advisory Committees

Audit and Finance Committee

The Audit and Finance Committee provides for separate and intensive oversight of the internal and external audit functions of the district.

Career Technical Education Advisory Committee (CTEAC)

The Career Technical Education Advisory Committee develops recommendations on the College, Career, and Technical Education program and serves as the liaison between the district and potential employers.

Charter School Facility Committee (CSFC)

The Charter School Facility Committee was established for the purpose of providing recommendations concerning acquisition, construction, reconstruction, rehabilitation, or replacement of charter school facilities, including the furnishing and equipping of charter school facilities.

Community Advisory Committee For Special Education (CAC)

The Community Advisory Committee For Special Education (CAC) advises the Board of Education and Special Education Program staff about the Special Education Local Plan (SELPA), annual priorities, parent education and other special education-related activities. California Education Code mandates that each SELPA must have a CAC and that a majority of members be parents.

District Advisory Council For Compensatory Education (DAC)

The District Advisory Council For Compensatory Education (DAC) focuses on the funding that flows into San Diego Unified from the state and federal government for students that are socioeconomically disadvantaged. The DAC is a parent-led district advisory group that provides training, data, and budget information concerning funds that are meant to target socioeconomically disadvantaged students. Participants are prepared to discuss and offer advice to a school site council, district staff, the Superintendent and the Board of Education. Each School Site Council that participates in state and federally funded programs and sends a representative to each DAC meeting to vote on funding priorities for this money and to relay important district information to the school's SSC.

District English Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC)

The District English Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC) is made of up representatives from each school's English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC), required if there are more than 21 English learners in that school. The school committee advises the principal and staff on programs and services for English learners. The DELAC's role is to advise the district on the programs and services that the district provides to English learners.

Independent Citizens Oversight Committee (ICOC)

The Independent Citizens' Oversight Committee (ICOC) is the legally required committee appointed by the Board of Education to actively review the proper expenditure of funds and inform the board and the public concerning expenditures for Props S and Z, and Measures YY and U. Prop. S and Z and Measure YY and U funds must be used for the projects listed in the bond language placed before the voters, and cannot be used for teacher or administrative salaries.

Independent Citizens Oversight Committee on Racial Justice and Equity (RJEICOC)

The purpose of the Independent Citizens' Oversight Committee on Racial Justice and Equity (RJEICOC) is to monitor and review the District's efforts to achieve racial justice and equity.

District/Parent Advisory Committees


Gifted And Talented Education District Advisory Committee (GATE DAC)

The goals and objectives of the GATE DAC are to advise district leadership on gifted program development, planning and implementation as required by state law, act as regional liaison to school sites for development of gifted programs, act as resource persons for district-wide parent meetings, channel community questions concerning district-wide programs for follow-up and action, set DAC priorities for program review, discussion and explanation during monthly meetings, and review district program objectives, activities, budget timelines and annual evaluation.

LGBTQ+ Advisory Committee

The Safe Schools Task Force supports a nondiscrimination policy to ensure a healthier learning environment for all students, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning students.

Title VII Indian Education Parent Advisory Committee

The Indian Education Parent Advisory Committee helps American Indian/Alaska Native students succeed in school, and graduate and enroll in college.