The school-parent compact is required by federal statute, Section 1116 of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
The school-parent compact is a written agreement between teachers and parents and provides an opportunity to create new partnerships in the school community. It explains what families and schools can do to help children reach high academic standards of excellence. Each school receiving Title I, Part A funds is required to develop a compact. The compact serves as a clear reminder of all stakeholders’ responsibility to take action at school and at home so that children can attain the state’s academic achievement standards. It is a written commitment indicating how all members of a school community - families, teachers, principals and students - agree to share responsibility for improved student achievement.
The school-parent compact can serve as a valuable tool to effectively and meaningfully engage the school and the home in supporting the academic development and needs of the students.