The School-Parent Compact

  • A School-Parent Compact is a written agreement that outlines how all members of the school community (Administrators, Teachers, Support Staff, Parents and Students) will share the responsibilities for improving student academic achievement and the means by which everyone will build and develop a partnership to help students achieve the state standards.

    What the School-Parent Compact describes

    1. The school’s responsibility to provide high-quality curriculum and instruction in a supportive and effective learning environment;
    2. How parents can support their child’s learning  at home and through communication with the school; and
    3. How students can take responsibility for their own education and how they can utilize the support provided by their parents and the school.

    School Responsibilities

    • Provide high-quality curriculum and instruction in a supportive and effective learning environment;
    • Hold parent-teacher conferences during these conferences, this compact will be discussed as it relates to your child’s academic achievement;
    • Provide parents with frequent reports on their child’s progress;
    • Provide parents reasonable access to staff; and
    • Provide parents with opportunities to volunteer and participate in their child’s class and to observe classroom activities.
    • Ensure regular two-way, meaningful communication between parents and family members and school staff, and, to the extent practicable, in a language that the parents and family members can understand.

    Parent/Guardian responsibilities

    We, as parents and guardians, will support our children’s learning in the following ways:

    • Monitor my child’s attendance;
    • Make sure that homework is completed
    • Limit amount of television my child watches;
    • Volunteer in my child’s school;
    • Participate, as appropriate, in decisions regarding my children’s education;
    • Promote positive use of my child’s extracurricular time; and
    • Stay informed about my child’s education and communicate with the school regularly.

    Student responsibilities

    As a student, I will share the responsibility to improve my grades and agree to:

    • Do homework every day and ask for help when needed;
    • Read at least 20 minutes a day outside of school and
    • Give to my parents all notices and information received by me from my school every day.