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    Our Mutual Goal: To help our children be successful.


    Durham Elementary School, and the parents of the students participating in activities, services, and programs funded by Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) (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.


    This school-parent compact is in effect during school year 2014-2015.



    The administration and teaching staff will:

    1. Provide high-quality curriculum and instruction in a supportive and effective learning environment that enables the participating children to meet the State’s student academic achievement standards.
    2. Hold parent teacher conferences during which this compact will be discussed.
    3. Communicate regularly with parents on their children’s progress.
    4. Reinforce /strengthen each child’s reading/math concepts and skills.
    5. Provide parents opportunities to volunteer and participate in their child’s class, and to observe classroom activities.



    We, as parents, will support our children’s learning in the following ways:

    1. Monitoring attendance and punctuality.
    2. Making sure that homework is completed.
    3. Volunteering in my child’s classroom.
    4. Participating, as appropriate, in decisions relating to our children’s education.
    5. Promoting a positive use of our children’s extracurricular time.
    6. Staying informed about our children’s education and communicating with the school by promptly reading all notices from the school or the school district either received by our children, by mail or electronically and responding, as appropriate.
    7. Encourage our children to learn and grow.



    We, as students, will share the responsibility to improve our academic achievement and achieve the State’s high standards. Specifically, we will:

    1. Attend school regularly and be on time.
    2. Come to school as clean, neat and appropriately dressed as possible.
    3. Take personal responsibility for our behavior.
    4. Pay attention in class and do our work.
    5. Complete our class work on time.
    6. Return corrected work to our parents/ caregivers.
    7. Maintain a positive attitude about school.