SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER
We recommend that you consider having one school board member on the Dual Language Immersion (DLI) Leadership Team.
- Since the school board will give the final go-ahead to your DLI program and will be needed to support the ongoing needs of your program, it is very important to involve the board and to select one of its representatives to serve as a liaison on the DLI Leadership Team from the start.
- This will allow the participating board member to act as a liaison, bringing back first-hand information about what was learned and questions that arose on the DLI Leadership Team to their colleagues on the board.
- In California, the Brown Act prohibits a majority of board members from participation and discussion when it is not a duly noticed public meeting, so having one board member on the DLI Leadership Team will not violate this important legislation and public safeguard.
Guiding Principles for Dual Language Education: Strand 7, Support and Resources, Principle 1