What is a "school-parent" compact?
Each Title I, Part A School must jointly develop, with the parents of children served under Title I, Part A, a school-parent compact as a component of its written parental involvement policy. A school-parent compact is a written agreement between the school and the parents of children participating in Title I, Part A programs that identifies the activities that the parents, the entire school staff, and the students will undertake to share the responsibility for improved student academic achievement, in addition, the school-parent compact outlines the activities that the parents, school staff, and students will undertake to build and develop a partnership to help the children achieve to the State’s high academic standards.
What information and opportunities must schools provide parents of children participating in Title I, Part A programs?
Schools served under Title I, Part A must provide to parents of participating children, in a timely manner, information about the programs, funded by Title I, Part A. That information must include:
- A description and explanation of the school’s curriculum;
- Information on the forms of academic assessment used to measure student progress; and
- Information on the proficiency levels students are expected to meet.
Upon the request of parents, schools must provide the opportunities for regular meetings for parents to formulate suggestions and to participate, as appropriate, in decisions about the education of their children. The school must respond to any suggestions as soon as practicably possible. The School, the students, and the parents of the minor 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 2020-2021 school year.
The purpose of this Compact, found in Section 118 of Public Law 103-382, is to build and foster development of the school-student partnership to help all students achieve the State of Ohio’s high standards. Parent/Guardians, students, and teachers will share the responsibility for improved student achievement.
Each student is responsible for his or her own academic progress in mastering the necessary skills in order to complete the academic program at Towpath Trail High School.
The school will provide high-quality curriculum and instruction in a supportive and effective environment that enables all students to meet the State’s student performance standards.
The school will provide students and parents of minor children with reports on their children’s progress.
The school will provide parents with opportunities to volunteer, observe, and participate in their child’s learning. The school will provide reasonable access to staff through parent/teacher conferences and consultations