If any school in the district uses EIA funds for State Compensatory Education, the district must form a District Advisory Committee (DAC).
- Parent representatives must be elected by parents of pupils participating in a compensatory education program.
- Parents must constitute a majority of the membership.
- The committee shall include broad representation of the parent population served by the schools in the district including socio-economic and ethnic groups represented in the school attendance area.
The Consolidated Application must contain the certification of the DAC chairperson in the participation of the Title I/SCE planning process. Districts often rely on their DACs for input on various subjects when there is a need for district-level input, especially on issues relating to the needs of low-income and/or underperforming student groups.