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
The Advisory Committee for Utilization of Excess School Property (ACUESP) is a board-appointed citizens’ advisory group authorized to consider proposals and develop recommendations relative to the use and disposition of excess real property owned by the school district.
The Audit and Finance Committee provides for separate and intensive oversight of the internal and external audit functions of the district.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The District English Learning 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.
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 both Prop S and Z. Prop. S and Z 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.
District/Parent Advisory Committees
The Blueprint Task Force develops recommendations that include scope, proposed actions related to each of the four focus areas it established at the onset of the task force (Policies and Procedures, Graduation Rate, Gender-Specific Needs, and Parent/Family Support), budgetary implications, a prioritized implementation plan, and a proposed timeline to address the needs of our African American and African students.
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.
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.
The Indian Education Parent Advisory Committee helps American Indian/Alaska Native students succeed in school, and graduate and enroll in college.