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					Bylaws Revision Presented May 12, 2009

ARTICLE II – PURPOSE States why the organization exists Current Bylaws Amended November 07, 2006 Both versions of articles are posted on sacdac.org
SECTION 1. PURPOSE OF COMMITTEE The purposes of the District Citizens' Title I/SCE Programs Advisory Committee are to: 1. Assist and advise in the on-going planning, developing, implementation, evaluation and dissemination of information relative to the objectives and activities of the Title I and SCE programs of the school district. 2.Act as a liaison between the school sites and central administration by: a. discussing school site concerns and bringing them to the attention of district level administrators and school board members through the DAC meetings. b. returning from DAC meetings to communicate to the school staff and the community program information from the district, state and federal governments. 3. Be informed regarding the special educational needs of the children to be served and the various programs which are available to meet those needs in order to make recommendations to the school district concerning those needs which should be addressed and how to meet those needs through the Title I and SCE programs. 4. Be aware of the performance objectives by which Title I and SCE programs are to be evaluated and review the results of those evaluations. 5. Assist in activating and coordinating community resources to address the problems of all children who are eligible to participate in Title I and SCE programs. 6. The chairperson of the District Citizens' Title I/SCE Programs Advisory Committee shall certify that the committee has reviewed the district Consolidated Application. Such certification shall be a part of the project application and all amendments and revisions that result in program change. 7. The Administrator of Consolidated Programs Department shall be the initial contact for any individual or group who may want to propose additions to or changes in the school district's Title I and SCE programs. SECTION 2. LIMITATIONS School district advisory committees are advisory in nature. These bylaws shall in no way be construed as giving any advisory committee a veto over Title I/SCE programs. The Advisory Committee shall have no power to enter into contracts of any nature or to spend public funds. In the absence of his written consent, no committee representative or member shall be required to provide any sum of money, property or service other than services described herein, to the Advisory Committee. The Advisory Committee shall have no power to bind any member or representative or the city school district to any debt, liability or obligation in the absence of an express written authorization from the party to be bound. The Advisory Committee shall have no powers beyond those expressly set forth herein. SECTION 3. COMMUNICATION The school district shall make such arrangements and initiate such procedures as are necessary to ensure that the Advisory Committee has adequate opportunity to communicate directly with the governing board of the district and to ensure to the Advisory Committee that the board will consider suggestions and recommendations.

Notes lbc

The purpose of the DAC shall be to fulfill California education code mandated responsibilities as an advisory to the SCUSD Board of Trustees, to advise School Site Councils (SSC) on issues affecting the education of the students in SCUSD and to provide a “voice for parents”. Executive Board suggestion: The purpose of the DAC shall be to advise the SCUSD Board of Trustees, the SCUSD central administration, and the School Site Councils (SSC) on issues affecting the education of SCUSD students; to advise them on issues pertaining to parents and family engagement.

A. Current bylaws have seven purposes in this section of the purpose article. B. The charge to the bylaws committee was to simplify the bylaws. The six DAC purposes in the current bylaws were seen as: 1. advising on objectives for poverty challenged students, 2. connecting site concerns with district resources, 3. recommending based student needs, 4. reviewing program evaluations, 5. activating community resources and 6. certifying mandated documents. The 7th purpose was seen as related to district staff. C. The three purposes in the revision were chosen and ranked based on a review of past DAC actions. D. Providing advice to the Board on the Con App, LEAP and related documents is seen as the primary purpose. This is seen as including purposes 1, 3, 4 & 6. E. Advising and supporting SSC is seen as the secondary purpose since the Con App and LEAP exist to support learning at the site level. This is seen as including purpose 2. F. A voice for parents was chosen based on the fact that the DAC represents the largest and most representative gathering of parents. This is seen as including purpose 5. Now State and Federal Programs Department

G. Current bylaws also have two additional sections (which follow) under this article. These sections are covered by California education code. If they need to be highlighted this could be done in the standing rules. See ed code 54420-54425 and related Title 1 regulations. Can also be stated in Standing Rules.

See ed code 54420-54425 and related Title 1 regulations. Can also be stated in Standing Rules.

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Comparison Tables for ARTICLE II – PURPOSE States why the organization exists. Current Bylaws Amended November 07, 2006 Bylaws Revision: Presented to DAC May 12, 2009 Notes by Léo Bennett-Cauchon Bylaws Lead for Revision Process leocauchon@netscape.net Both versions of Articles are posted at http://sacdac.org/bylaws.aspx


				
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