April 2018

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  • 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.
The school-parent compact is a written agreement of shared responsibility between the school (all staff) and parents and family that:
  • 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.
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.