Each school receiving funds under Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) must develop a written school-parent compact jointly with parents for all children participating in Title I; Part A activities, services, and programs. That compact is part of the school’s written parental involvement policy developed by the school and parents under section 1118(b) of the ESEA. The compact must outline how parents, the entire school staff, and students will share the responsibility for improved student academic achievement and the means by which the school and parents will build and develop a partnership to help children achieve the State’s high standards.
Oakridge Middle School, and the parents of the students participating in activities, services, and programs funded by Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), agree that this compact outlines how the parents, the entire school staff, and the students will share the responsibility for improved student academic achievement and the means by which the school and parents will build and develop a partnership that will help children achieve the State’s high standards. This school-parent compact is in effect during the 2009-2010 school year.
REQUIRED SCHOOL-PARENT COMPACT PROVISIONS
¨Provide high-quality curriculum and instruction in a supportive and effective learning environment that enables the participating children to meet the State’s student academic achievement standards.
¨Hold parent-teacher conferences during which this compact will be discussed as it relates to the individual child’s achievement.
¨Provide parents with frequent reports on their children’s progress.
¨Provide parents reasonable access to staff.
¨Provide parents opportunities to volunteer and participate in their child’s class, and to observe classroom activities.
¨See that my child is punctual and attends school regularly.
¨Support the school discipline policy.
¨Read with my child and let my child see me read.
¨Read and review all information my child brings home from school.
¨Supervise the completion of homework and home activities with my child.
¨Set aside a time each evening just for school work.
¨Provide a quiet place for my child to work.
¨Attend parent/teacher conferences for my child.
¨Attend at least two school functions (i.e. Student Walkthrough Day, Open House, Parent Advisory Committee Meetings, etc.).
It is important that I work to the best of my ability. Therefore, I will:
¨Attend school regularly and be punctual.
¨Return my assignments and home activities, completed and on time.
¨Follow the school and classroom rules and expectations.
¨Respect my parents, classmates, teachers and other people in the community.
¨Come to school each day with pens, pencils, paper and other necessary tools for learning.
¨Provide a caring learning environment where your child can be responsible for learning.
¨Provide an enriched and challenging curriculum, aligned with State Standards.
¨Provide appropriate and meaningful homework assignments for students.
¨Keep you informed of your child’s progress on a regular basis.
¨Support and attend school functions.
¨Provide a positive atmosphere for learning.
¨Provide an environment that allows communication between teacher, parent & student.
¨Support and attend school functions.
Additional Required School Responsibilities
1. Involve parents in the planning, review, and improvement of the school’s parental involvement policy, in an organized, ongoing, and timely way through our Parent Advisory Committee.
2. Involve parents in the joint development of our school wide program plan, in an organized, ongoing, and timely way through our Parent Advisory Committee meetings.
3. Hold an annual meeting to inform parents of the school’s participation in Title I, Part A programs, and to explain the Title I, Part A requirements, and the right of parents to be involved in Title I, Part A programs. The school will convene the meeting at a convenient time to parents, and will offer a flexible number of additional parental involvement meetings, such as in the morning or evening, so that as many parents as possible are able to attend. The school will invite to this meeting all parents of children participating in Title I, Part A programs (participating students), and will encourage them to attend.
4. Provide information to parents of participating students in an understandable and uniform format, including alternative formats upon the request of parents with disabilities, and, to the extent practicable, in a language that parents can understand.
5. Provide to parents of participating children information in a timely manner about Title I, Part A programs that includes a description and explanation of the school’s curriculum, the forms of academic assessment used to measure children’s progress, and the proficiency levels students are expected to meet.
6. On the request of parents, provide opportunities for regular meetings for parents to formulate suggestions, and to participate, as appropriate, in decisions about the education of their children. The school will respond to any such suggestions as soon as practicably possible.
7. Provide to each parent an individual student report about the performance of their child on the State assessment in at least math, language arts, reading, and writing.
8. Provide each parent timely notice when their child has been assigned or has been taught for four (4) or more consecutive weeks by a teacher who is not highly qualified within the meaning of the term in section 200.56 of the Title I Final Regulations.
Student Signature: ______________________________________ Date: ________________
Parent Signature: _______________________________________ Date: ________________
Teacher Signature: _____________________________________ Date: ________________
Principal Signature: ____________________________________ Date: ________________