LIBERTY CENTER LOCAL SCHOOLS
(Revision, May 29, 2018)
Liberty Center Local Schools is a School-Wide Title 1 building committed to the learning of all students. We know that children learn best when teachers, principals, students, and families work together to encourage learning. This agreement is a promise to work as a community to help all students succeed.
Liberty Center Local Schools and the parents of the students participating in activities, services, and programs funded by Title 1, Part A of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) (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 State’s high standards.
REQUIRED SCHOOL-PARENT COMPACT PROVISIONS
1. Provide high-quality curriculum and instruction in a supportive and effective learning environment that enables the participating children to meet Ohio’s New Learning Standards:
We, the staff of Liberty Center Local Schools in cooperation with the students, parents, and community will assume the responsibility to provide appropriate opportunities for the growth and development of each child through a positive learning environment. We will help each child achieve a high level of success based on the State and National standards. Our goals will be achieved through continues parental involvement, student achievement, and extended learning opportunities. These experiences will promote lifelong learnings. Liberty Center teachers will also pledge to:
*Provide motivating learning experiences through best practices
*High academic and classroom expectation
*Collaboration between staff, administration, parents, and community stakeholders
*Research-based reading curriculum and individualized support as needed using research-based strategies
*Provide clear explanations of academic and classroom expectations to both students and Parents
*Monitoring of academic progress and targeted interventions as necessary as identified through team collaboration
*Differentiated instruction based on progress monitoring and data collection
*Evaluate academic needs and appropriately place students in specific groups
*Encourage lifelong learning through school and parent involvement activities
*Provide communication with parents about their child’s academic progress through one or more of the following: student work samples, monthly calendars, agendas, homework assignment sheets, phone calls, take-home folders, email, website, and progress reports
*Respect the uniqueness of students and their families
2. Hold parent-teacher conferences (at least annually in elementary schools) during which this compact will be discussed as it relates to the individual child’s achievement.
The open house will be held in September for all families to discuss curriculum and expectations in all grade levels. Families will also be encouraged to explore the school and classrooms. Parent-Teacher conferences will be held in November during the morning and late afternoon, to accommodate work schedules, to give the families an opportunity to discuss their child’s academic progress and concerns with the teacher. Our school website can be used as a resource for parents to email teachers during the year with questions and to view their child’s grades/progress through PowerSchool.
3. Provide parents with frequent reports on their children’s progress.
Title 1 reports are sent home 3 times per year for all students. Progress reports and class work are sent home on a regular basis. Newsletters are also sent out to every family to inform them of upcoming activities and events. Classroom teachers will send home report cards every nine weeks and share progress through one or more of the following: homework assignment sheets, phone calls, take-home folders, PowerSchool, and email.
4. Provide parents reasonable access to staff.
- Parent/Teacher Conferences in November
- Progress Meetings and IEP meetings throughout the year as needed
- Open House in September
- Title I Parent Informational Sessions
- District Title I Night
- Teachers and principal can always be contacted by phone/e-mail
5. Provide parents opportunities to volunteer and participate in their child’s class, and to observe classroom activities, as follows:
Parents are required to have district clearances, including a background check if participating or volunteering in classroom activities on an ongoing basis. The PTO provides many activities and events for parent involvement throughout the year. Teachers and parents can collaborate for volunteer opportunities within the classroom.
We, as parents, will support our children’s learning in the following ways:
- Encourage good study habits, including quiet study time at home
- Talk with child everyday about school work and activities
- Reinforce respect for self and for others
- Be aware of a child’s progress in school by monitoring attendance, attending conferences, reviewing schoolwork and communicating with the school
- Encourage good reading habits by reading to or with children
- Limit child’s TV/Video games viewing and help select worthwhile TV programs and educational videos
- Try my best to attend school events
- Serving, to the extent possible, on school organizations, advisory groups, or policy groups.
- Provide notice of number and/or address change in a timely manner.
We, as students, will share the responsibility to improve our academic achievement and achieve the State’s high standards. Specifically, we will:
- Do homework every day and ask for help when needed
- Read at least 15 minutes a day outside of school time
- Give to parents or guardian all notices and information from the school
- Work as hard as possible on school assignments
- Respect our school community
- Communicate school activities to parent/guardian's daily
- Respect the No Bully Policy
- Limit TV and video games and make time for reading
- Be responsible for backpack and belongings daily
- Be active in school activities
- Demonstrate R.O.A.R behaviors
Liberty Center Local Schools will:
- Involve parents in the planning, review, and improvement of the school’s plan and parental involvement policy in an organized, ongoing, and timely way.
- Hold an annual meeting to inform parents of the school’s participation in Title 1, Part A programs, and to explain the Title 1, Part A requirements, and the right of parents to be involved in Title 1, Part A programs. The school will convene the meeting at a convenient time to parents and will offer a flexible number of additional parental involvement meetings, such as in the morning or evening so that as many parents as possible are able to attend. The school will invite all parents of children attending Liberty Center Local Schools to these meetings and will encourage them to attend.
- Provide information to parents of all students in an understandable and uniform format and including alternative formats upon the request of parents with disabilities, and, to the extent practicable, in a language that parents can understand.
- Provide to parents of all children information in a timely manner about Title 1, 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.
- 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 possible.
- Provide to each parent an individual student report about the performance of their child on the STAR and/or AimsWeb assessments
- Provide each parent timely notice when their child has been assigned or has been taught for four (4) or more consecutive weeks by a teacher who is not highly qualified within the meaning of the term in section 200.56 of the Title 1 Final Regulations (67 Fed. Reg. 71710, December 2, 2002).