District Advisory Committee
The District Advisory Committee (DAC) was formed in the fall of 1996 with the intention of representing all elements of the school community in the decision-making process. The goal was to eliminate duplication of efforts, increase community and staff buy-in, and do research to advise the board on a variety of issues. The District Advisory Committee replaced various committees, including the Calendar Committee, the Facilities Committee, the Restructuring Committee, and the Executive Budget Committee.
The District recognizes that shared decision making, in which employees at individual schools and members of the community are given increased responsibility for making decisions, may improve effective professional practice and the education process, may improve the school's productivity, and may ensure that learning and teaching are enhanced. The process includes involvement of all segments of the school and community and is based on mutual trust, shared responsibility, and accountability.
The District Advisory Committee is comprised of the following:
Three certificated members of the Long Valley Teachers Association (LVTA)
Three classified members of the California School Employee Association (CSEA)
Two site Principals
Two school board members
One non-school member from each of the site councils
One representative from the American Indian community
One high school student representative
Serve as an Advisory group to the Board
Advise the Board as to how the district budget shall be allocated
Serve as a forum for improved communication throughout the district
Serve as a forum for ongoing restructuring discussions
Serve as an Advisory Committee for planning/problem solving
Serve as a committee for facility planning
Create school calendar options with input from stakeholders
Review School Site Council projects and activtiies on a yearly basis as submitted by the Site Councils
Support collaboration among school site administrators, staff, and parents in the allocation of resources at the school sites
Conduct yearly satisfaction surveys of the students, staff, and parents
District Advisory Committee Meeting Dates 2020/21
Modified Meeting Procedures during COVID-19 Pandemic:
As per Executive Order N-29-20 from Governor Newsom, the Laytonville District Advisory Committee meetings will be held in a virtual/teleconferencing environment using Zoom at the link at the top of the Agenda.