The school-parent compact is a written agreement of shared responsibility between the school (all staff) and parents and family that:
- Focus on School-Parent Compact under ESSA: Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) places even greater emphasis on a school-parent compact, encouraging teachers and parents to agree on a two-way communication plan for a child’s learning. As we begin planning ahead to the 2018-2019 school year, it’s a great time to evaluate your school-parent compact. ESSA Section 1116 (d) says schools must have a school-parent compact. But rather than simply meeting the requirement of the law, make the compact an essential part of your school’s goals and continuous improvement process.
Staff in the Office of Educational Equity & Support are excited to share Five Steps to a Successful Compact that could help you revive your school-parent compact for the upcoming school year. If you have any questions regarding the compact requirement, please contact Lauri Nord at 701-328-2282.
- Outlines how parents, families, and teachers will work together to achieve the goals of the school’s continuous improvement process and meet state standards.
- Serves as a clear reminder of all stakeholders’ responsibility to take action at school and at home so children can attain the state’s academic achievement standards.
- Serves as a valuable tool to effectively and meaningfully engage the school and the home in supporting the academic development and needs of the students.