District Advisory Committee (DAC)
The District Advisory Council (DAC) is a district-level advisory group comprised of parents, site staff, and community leaders who consult with the school board and district staff. The DAC is to be elected by parents of pupils in the district. 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.
Each school receiving Title I funds designates one member from the School Site Council to serve as a voting member on the DAC. DAC representatives are advocates for their school who are committed to attend DAC meetings regularly, provide informed input to discussions and decisions, and share information regularly with their School Site Councils. DAC representatives serve as the liaison between the DAC and the SSC, ensuring two-way communication and information.
The DAC consults with the district and facilitates coordination and cooperation of parents, staff, and community on matters related to Title I programs. The DAC provides communication and information for the district’s SSCs through the DAC representative.