Esperanza has many opportunities for parents to become a more integral part of their children's education. Parents can be classroom volunteers and assist in the classroom on a voluntary basis or they can assist as a room parent, helping for special events or occasions. A very active PTA also provides enrichment opportunities for the students and any parent is welcome to participate. Our PTA sponsors many events during the year and parents are always welcome to help and/or attend. Parents are encouraged to participate on the School Site Council. An ELAC (English Language Advisory Council) exists to assist the needs of our families whose primary language is not English. Latino Literacy classes are provided for our EL parents as well. Efforts are made to bring these families into the school to help them better understand things going on here at school and to assist them in accessing PowerSchool, lunch accounts, etc. for their students. At the district levels, parents can serve as volunteers in many capacities including the District Language Advisory Committee, GATE Committee, District Advisory Committee, and committees that review technology, curriculum, and other such goals. These committees generally meet monthly to focus on issues of interest to parents at the district level.
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The Westside Union School District has the primary responsibility for compliance with federal and state laws and regulations. We have established Uniform Complaint Procedures (UCP) to address allegations of unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying, and complaints alleging violation of state or federal laws governing educational programs, the charging of unlawful pupil fees and the non-compliance of our Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP).