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School Compact

Dollahan Elementary School distributes to parents of Title I students a school-parent compact. The compact, which has been jointly developed with parents, outlines how parents, the entire school staff, and students will share the responsibility for improved student academic achievement. It describes specific ways the school and families will partner to help children achieve the State’s high academic standards. It addresses the following legally required items, as well as other items suggested by parents of Title I students.

  1. The school’s responsibility to provide high-quality curriculum and instruction
  2. The ways parents will be responsible for supporting their children’s learning
  3. The importance of ongoing communication between parents and teachers through, at a minimum, annual parent-teacher conferences; frequent reports on student progress; access to staff; opportunities for parents to volunteer and participate in their child’s class; and opportunities to observe classroom activities

Title I Parent Compact


As a student I will apply the 7 Habits by:

  • Believing that I can learn and will learn.
  • Reading for at least 30 minutes, five days a week.
  • Coming to class on time, ready to learn and with assignments completed.
  • Setting aside time every day to complete my homework.
  • Following the school’s uniform dress code.
  • Regularly talking to my parents and my teachers about my progress in school.
  • Respecting my school, classmates, staff, and family.

As a parent/guardian or family member I will:

  • Talk to my child regularly about the value of education.
  • Talk to my child about the 7 Habits and their goals.
  • Monitor TV viewing and make sure that my child reads every day.
  • Make sure my child attends school every day, on time, and with homework completed.
  • Support the school’s discipline and uniform dress code.
  • Monitor my child’s progress in school.
  • Make every effort to attend school events such as parent-teacher conferences, Open House, and Back to School Night.
  • Ensure that my child gets adequate sleep, regular medical attention and proper nutrition.
  • Participate in shared decision making with school staff and other families for the benefit of students.
  • Respect the school, staff, students, and families.

As a teacher I will apply the 7 Habits in the classroom and:

  • Communicate high expectations for every student.
  • Endeavor to motivate my students to learn.
  • Teach and involve students in classes that are interesting and challenging.
  • Participate in professional development opportunities that improve teacher learning and support the formation of partnerships with families and the community.
  • Enforce rules equitably and involve students in creating a warm and caring learning environment in the class.
  • Communicate regularly with families about their child's progress in school.
  • Provide assistance to families on what they can do to support their child’s learning.
  • Participate in shared decision making with other school staff and families for the benefit of students.
  • Respect the school, staff, students, and family.