Will You Be an Informed, Involved or Empowered Parent?
The No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) (a federal program) holds public schools accountable to provide all students with a quality education. Every Title I school must have a school-parent compact, developed with and approved by parents. The compact must describe how the school and parents will build a partnership to improve student achievement.
A school family compact is an opportunity to develop a clear, written agreement between parents and teachers about how they should work together.
Compacts should describe:
How the school will “provide high-quality curriculum and instruction in a supportive and effective learning environment.”
How the school and families will build a partnership to help children learn.
How the school and families will communicate regularly with each other.
The responsibilities and rights of families, teachers and students.
We will conduct our first meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 22nd at 5:30PM. The purpose of this meeting will aide in developing a compact. It will provide students, families and teachers an opportunity to list what it wants the other groups to do and then list what should be expected of themselves.
We hope to see you there!