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Minutes


November 1
8, 2008

DELAC






District English Learner Advisory Committee





Pajaro Valley Unified School District





Tuesday,
November 1
8
, 2008


Time: 6:30 p.m.


8:30 p.m.



MINUTES

A
TTENDANCE:


DELAC Parent Representati
ves
:

Salvador Medina (
Alianza
),
Martin Lopez (
Amesti
), Veronica Campos (
Ann Soldo),


Filiberta Lazaro (
Ann Soldo
),

Altagracia Becerra

(Aptos High),
Carlos Gutierrez (
Bradley),

Rogelia Navarro

(Calabasas),
Maria Cristina Ch
avez

(
Cesar Chávez
)
,

Veronica Ruiz

(Freedom),


Joaquín Acosta
(
E.A. Hall
),
Viridiana Martinez (
Hall
),

Angelica Navarro

(
Hall
),

Bertha Solorzano (
Lakeview
),

Elizabeth Camacho
(
MacQuiddy
),
Herlinda
G
uerrero
(
PVHS
),


Jesus Silva (
Radcliff
),

Rogelio
Fernandez (
Renaissance),
Juan Manuel Torres(
WHS
).




PVUSD Board Trustees:


Kim Turley

(
President
)
, Doug Keegan, and
Karen O
s
mundson



Department of English Learner Services
:



Elena Fajardo (
Director
)
, Ruby V
á
squez

(Entr
enadora de la capacitación de padres)

Visitors:


Ricardo Medina (
Deputy Superintendent
),


Faridah Rees (
Pajaro
-
ELS
),

Jose Reyes (
Proyecto
),

Ana Reyes (
Proyecto
), Graciela Vega (
Renaissance High
-
ELS)
,




Dora

Lopez & Rigoberto Franco (
Starlight
), Alejandra Leyva (
UCSC
),

Francisco Naranjo (
WHS & Linscott
)
.




1.

Welcome



President,
Mr. Acosta

began the

meeting

at

6:3
5

p.m.


2.

Approval of Minutes & Agenda



October

minutes

were approved as
is.
Sra. Campos

offer
ed the motion to approve and

Mr
.
Torres

seconded it
.


3.

Old

Business
:


3.a
-

DELAC Bylaws
:
2008
-
09 DELAC bylaws were distributed to members with
all revisions and
additions from last months meeting.


4.
New Business

4.a

Theoretical Framework to Learning English: PVUSD Program Models and how they align
with the framework



Ele
na gave a brief explanation of
th
e

terms that are used to
in the Mast
er Plan in regards to the
Program Options.



There are 3 district programs: Structured English Immersion (SEI), English Language
Mainstream (ELM) and Alternative (bilingual).

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There are 4 Models in the Alternative option: 1) Early Exit grades K
-
3, 2) Late Exi
t grades K
-
5
or 6
th

and 3)

Dual

Language Immersion grades K
-
8, currently only at Alianza Charter and 4)
Newcomer program
grades, 4
th
-
12
th

to offer support to students who just arrive.



Parents need to
submit

a waiver for the Alternative program.



Members had

questions and discussion. The presentation was not completed.

4.b
The PROJECT



The PROJECT
S’

objective
is
to engage in community discussion and dialogue about how “a

better

community and school are possible.”



Focus
on
groups of youth, parents and teachers



Supported by UCSC, La Manzana Community Resources,
and
PVUSD



DELAC parents were invited to participate. Sign up page was passed around.



2 digital stories were viewed

5.
Reports


5.a
President’s report



Explained that the DELAC officers have a planning
meeting prior to every

DELAC. Passed
ou
t a calendar of these meetings, the next meeting is scheduled for 12/3/08.


5.b
School Reports

Alianza
-

Lack of parent participation. Information on the site program for English speakers.

Amesti
-

Meeting on 11
/20/08.

Ann Soldo
-

Gave the DELAC report

to ELAC
.

Aptos High
-

Counselors presented
to ELAC
about the site’s programs and services for English
learners
;

ELAC members were told

how parents can use the computer to check on students. Elena
will speak at tomor
row night’s
ELAC
meeting.

Bradley
-

Low attendance at the meeting.

Calabasas
-

Meeting tonight.

Cesar Chavez
-

Meeting
scheduled for
11/19/08.

EA Hall
-

Trying to merge ELAC with Migrant parent meeting, to offer a meeting with general
information for parents.

Freedom
-

Meeting scheduled for 11/19/08.

Hall
-

Did not attend the meeting, will inquire to see what transpired.

Lakeview
-

Information on dialysis.

MacQuiddy
-

SSC meeting tonight.

PV High
-

No meeting.

Renaissance
-

Information on the Reclassification process

Radcliff
-

Meeting scheduled for 11/2/08.

WHS
-

Meeting
scheduled for
11/19/08

5.c

School Board Report

President Turl
e
y spoke about the possible mid year cuts to the budget. Not sure when or what
will be cut. State budget may have to be cut by 24 billion; P
VUSD may have to cut 10
-
12
million dollars.

5.d
Implementation of the Mater Plan

Elena informed DELAC about the district SBC day. Teachers received information about the
Master Plan and the demographics of our EL student population.

Ruby informed DELAC tha
t another ELAC Membership training date will be set for members
who didn’t attend the 10/18/08 training.

6. Closure
-

Mr. Acosta adjourned the meeting at 8:35 p.
m.