Sample School Home Compact


The 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) (participating children) agree that this compact outlines how the parents, the school staff, and students will share the responsibility for improving student academic achievement. Also, this means by which the school and parents will build and develop a partnership that will help children achieve the local, state, and federal high standards. 

School Responsibilities

SCHOOL will:

  1. 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 as follows: (a) provide comprehensive, balanced literacy program, (b) provide a comprehensive standards-based mathematics program, (c) provide targeted assessment for literacy and mathematics to monitor progress for each student, and (d) ensure research-based materials and strategies are being used for each subject area.

  2. Hold parent-teacher conferences and discuss the individual child's achievement. 

  3. Provide parents with frequent reports on their children's progress. Specifically, the school will provide report cards every nine weeks, and progress reports at the mid-point of each grading period as a minimum.

  4. Provide reasonable access to staff.

  5. Provide parents opportunities to volunteer and participate in their child's class, and to observe classroom activities, by volunteering during special curriculum-related activities.

  6. Involve parents in the planning, review, and improvement of the school's parental involvement policy, in an organized, ongoing, and timely way.

  7. Involve parents in the joint development of any schoolwide program plan, in an organized, ongoing, and timely way.

  8. Hold annual meeting to inform parents of the school's participation in Title I, Part A programs, to examine the Title I Part A requirements, and inform parents/guardians of the parental rights associated with 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 mornings or evenings so as many parents can attend.

  9. Provide information to parents of participating students in an understanding and uniform format.

  10. Provide parents of participating students' information in timely manner about Title I, Part A programs that includes the 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.

  11. On the request of parents, and to participate, as appropriate, in decisions about the formative suggestions, and to participate, as appropriate, in decisions about the education of their children.

  12. Provide to each parent an individual student report about their performance of their child on the state assessment in, at least, mathematics, language arts, and reading.

  13. Provide each parent timely notices 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.

Parent Responsibilities

We, as parents, will support our children's learning in the following ways:

  • Monitoring attendance.

  • Making sure that homework is completed.

  • Monitoring amount of television our children watch.

  • Volunteering, as the school requests, in my child's classroom/school.

  • Participating, as appropriate, in decisions related to got my children's education.

  • Promoting positive use of my child's extracurricular time.

  • Staying informed about my child's education and communicating with the school by promptly reading all notices from the school or the school district either received by my child or by mail and responding, as appropriate.

  • Serving, to the extent possible, on advisory groups with the school community.

Student Responsibilities

We, as students, will share the responsibility to improve our academic achievement and achieve the State's high standards.  Specifically, I will:

  • Do my classroom and homework every day and ask for help when I need to.

  • Display a positive attitude toward learning and put forth my best effort, even if something is challenging at the first or second attempt.

  • Read at least 30 minutes every day outside of school time.

  • Give my parents or the adult who is responsible for my welfare all notices and information received by me from my school every day.

Building Capacity for Involvement

To ensure effective involvement of parents and to support a partnership among the school, parents, and the community to improve student academic achievement, SCHOOL and MPS together under this part:

  1. Shall provide assistance to parents of children served by SCHOOL and the MPS, as appropriate, in understanding such topics as the district's curriculum, embedded assessments, state assessments; also a child's progress and work with educators to improve the achievement of their children;

  2. Shall provide materials and training to help parents work with their children to improve individual achievement, such as literacy training and using technology, as appropriate, to foster parental involvement;

  3. Shall educate teachers, pupil services personnel, principals, and other staff, with the assistance of parents, in the value and utility of contributions of parents, and how to communicate and work with parents as equal partners, implement, and coordinate parent programs, and build ties between parents and the schools;

  4. Shall, to the extent feasible and appropriate, coordinate and integrate parent involvement programs and activities with Head Start and other programs; conduct other activities such as parent resource centers that encourage and support parents in more fully participating in the education of their children;

  5. Shall ensure that information related to school and parent programs, meetings, and other activities is sent to the parents of participating children in a format that is practicable and in a language that parents can understand;

  6. Shall provide such other reasonable support for parent involvement activities under this section as parents may request;

  7. May train parents to enhance the involvement of other parents;

  8. May adopt and implement model approaches to improving parent involvement.


SCHOOL, to the extent practicable, shall provide full opportunities for the participation of parents with limited English proficiency, parents with disabilities, and parents of migratory children, in a format that is practicable and in a language that parents can understand.

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