The school-parent compact is a written agreement between teachers and parents. It is a document that clarifies what families and schools can do to help children reach high academic standards. Every school receiving Title I funds must develop a compact. The compact serves as a clear reminder of everybody's responsibility to take action at school and at home so that children can learn what is required of them. It is a written commitment indicating how all members of a school community -- parents, teachers, principals, students, and concerned community members -- agree to share responsibility for student learning.
The purpose of this agreement is to help parents and teachers come to a consensus on the responsibilities of the individuals influencing student’s achievement. However, the underlying assumption is that a student’s academic success will improve when the home and school work together. Overall, if the compact is taken seriously and implemented effectively it will assure that there will be support for the academic success of the student by enhancing effective communications between school and the home.
Title I School Parental Involvement Policy 2011-2012
A parent involvement policy explains how the school district or the school itself supports the important role of parents in the education of their children. Every school district that receives Title I money must have a parent involvement policy. So must every school in the district that receives Title I money. (Title I is a Federal aid program that provides extra educational services for children who are behind in school.)
OUSD prohibits unlawful discrimination against any protected group as identified under Education Code 200 and 220 and Government Code 11135, and Title IX, including actual or perceived sex, sexual orientation, gender, ethnic group identification, race, ancestry, national origin, religion, color, mental or physical disability, age, or on the basis of a persons association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics in any District program or activity that received or benefits from state financial assistance, including athletic programs. Complaint forms are available at school sites and at the Office of the Ombudsperson, located in the District's Paul Robeson Administrative Building, 1025 Second Avenue, Room 316. For further information, call 273-3243. BOARD POLICY 0410, 5145.3