Title I School Parent Compact

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New Jersey Department of Education
Title I School-Parent Compact

School-Parent Compact

The Edgemont Montessori 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 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 challenging State academic standards.

This school-parent compact is in effect during the school year 2023-2024.

Required School-Parent Compact Provisions

School Responsibilities

The Edgemont Montessori School will:
1. Provide high-quality curriculum and instruction in a supportive and effective learning
environment that enables the participating children to meet the challenging State academic

2. Hold parent-teacher conferences during which this compact will be discussed as it relates to
the individual child’s achievement.

3. Provide parents with frequent reports on their children’s progress.

4. Provide parents reasonable access to staff.

5. Provide parents opportunities to volunteer and participate in their child’s class.

Parent Responsibilities

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

• Monitoring attendance.

• Making sure homework is completed when assigned.

• Monitoring the amount of television watched by my children.

• Volunteering in my child’s classroom.

• Participating, as appropriate, in decisions relating to 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 policy advisory groups, such as being the Title I, Part A
parent representative on the school’s School Improvement Team, the Title I Policy
Advisory Committee, the District wide Policy Advisory Council, the State’s Committee of
Practitioners, the School Support Team or other school advisory or policy groups.

Student Responsibilities

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

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

• Read every day outside of school time.

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

Additional School Responsibilities

The Edgemont Montessori School will:

1. Involve parents in the planning, review, and improvement of the school’s parent and family
engagement policy, in an organized, ongoing, and timely way.

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

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 parent and family engagement
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. At 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, and reading.

To help build and develop a partnership with parents to help their children achieve the challenging State academic standards, the Edgemont Montessori School will:

1. Recommend to the local educational agency (LEA), the names of parents of participating
children of Title I, Part A programs who are interested in serving on the State’s Committee of
Practitioners and School Support Teams.

2. Notify parents of the school’s participation in Family Literacy Programs operating within the
school, the district and the contact information.

3. Work with the LEA in addressing problems, if any, in implementing parent and family
engagement activities in section 1116 of Title I, Part A.

4. Work with the LEA to ensure that a copy of the state educational agency’s (SEA’s) written
complaint procedures for resolving any issue of violation(s) of a Federal statute or regulation
of Title I, Part A programs is provided to parents of students and to appropriate nonpublic
school officials or representatives.



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