Table 9. Parents' Bill of Rights and Responsibilities

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:

Round Bullet  Maintains high expectations for student achievement

Round Bullet  Ensures all children are college and career ready

Round Bullet  Promotes productive conversation and collaboration

Round Bullet  Reflects mutual respect and support for each other

Parents Have the Right to:

Round Bullet  A free, quality education that honors their child's learning and achievement

Round Bullet  An education that prepares their child for college and 21st century careers

Round Bullet  A welcoming environment that values family assets and contributions to learning

Round Bullet  Know the school's expectations, educational programs, policies and procedures

Round Bullet  Translation services in order to communicate effectively with school staff

Round Bullet  Their school's Report Card to assess the quality of their child's school

Round Bullet  Information about their child's progress and performance, intervention strategies and learning supports

Round Bullet  Visit their child's classroom and develop partnerships with teachers and staff

Round Bullet  Learning opportunities so they can support education at home and at

Round Bullet  File a formal complaint when necessary, without fear of reprisal

Parents Have the Responsibility to:

Round Bullet  Promote literacy, high achievement, and a love of learning at home

Round Bullet  Ensure their child attends school every day, on time, and is ready to learn

Round Bullet  Monitor and guide their child's academic progress to ensure success

Round Bullet  Seek tutoring and other learning supports for their child when needed

Round Bullet  Explore all campus options and school choices available to their child

Round Bullet  Conference with teachers and other school staff about their child's education

Round Bullet  Participate in school meetings and activities to be informed about the school

Round Bullet  Express their level of satisfaction through the annual School Experience Survey

Round Bullet  Provide pertinent information about their child as requested by the school

Round Bullet  Advocate for their child's education and for the school's well-being