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Parents Bill of Rights

Parents as Equal Partners in the Education of Their Children, a resolution adopted by the Board of Education in December 2010, embraces family strengths and assets as essential to the academic success of students, and recognizes parents as the first and most important lifelong teachers of their children. To that end, families and schools accept responsibility for student success and commit to a partnership that:

Maintains high expectations for student achievement
Ensures all children are college and career ready
Promotes productive conversation and collaboration
Reflects mutual respect and support for each other

PARENTS HAVE THE RIGHT TO:

A free, quality education that honors their child’s learning and achievement
An education that prepares their child for college and 21st century careers
A welcoming environment that values family assets and contributions to learning
Know the school’s expectations, educational programs, policies and procedures
Translation services in order to communicate effectively with school staff
Their school’s Report Card to assess the quality of their child’s school
Information about their child’s progress and performance, intervention strategies and learning supports
Visit their child’s classroom and develop partnerships with teachers and staff
Learning opportunities so they can support education at home and at school
File a formal complaint when necessary, without fear of reprisal

PARENTS HAVE THE RESPONSIBILITY TO:

Promote literacy, high achievement, and a love of learning at home
Ensure their child attends school every day, on time, and is ready to learn
Monitor and guide their child’s academic progress to ensure success
Seek tutoring and other learning supports for their child when needed
Explore all campus options and school choices available to their child
Conference with teachers and other school staff about their child’s education
Participate in school meetings and activities to be informed about the school
Express their level of satisfaction through the annual School Experience Survey
Provide pertinent information about their child as requested by the school
Advocate for their child’s education and for the school’s well-being