Title I Compact

  • Bradford Elementary


    Title I Compact

  • Overview

    Bradford Elementary 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) 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 academic standards.

  • Bradford Elementary will:

    Provide a 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 as follows:

    • Inclusion of a social/emotional program  within the classroom to support all students in developmental  maturity
    • Positive Behavior support instruction for academic and behavior expectations
    • Weekly planning meetings to assure all lessons are rigorous and aligned to the standards
    • “Highly Qualified” teachers in every classroom support rigor and depth of knowledge in data-driven instruction, promoting student growth, and mastery of skills needed to meet the educational challenges of the 21st century
    • A community advocate and full-time counselor to help support our students and parents
    • A safe and engaging learning environment that incorporates PBIS, No Bully, and 2nd Step Social-Emotional Learning Curriculum
    • Family engagement and support programs that encourage family involvement in student achievement

    Hold parent-teacher conferences during which this compact will be discussed as it relates to the individual child’s achievement.  Specifically, those conferences will be held:

    • Back to School/Title I night in which the compact and Title I Parent Involvement will be discussed
    • Office hours every Wednesday in which parents can make appointments to speak to teachers about achievement or behavior
    • Parent-Teacher Conference upon request by a parent

    Provide parents with frequent reports on their children’s progress.  Specifically, the school will provide reports as follows:

    • Communicate nightly through a student planner or take-home folder
    • Grade checks
    • Inform parents of all meetings as well as encourage and invite parents to attend
    • Make positive phone calls on academic and behavioral successes
    • Quarterly report cards
    • Through the Response to Intervention Process

    Provide parents reasonable access to staff.  Specifically, staff will be available for consultation with parents as follows:

    • Classroom Dojo or other phone messaging services
    • Communicate via Parent Portal school website at www.pueblod60.org
    • Daily classroom planner
    • Family Engagement Nights
    • Hold an annual “Back to School Night” to meet staff and learn about Title I programs
    • School and/or classroom phone messages through School Messenger

    Provide parents opportunities to volunteer and participate in their child’s class, and to observe classroom activities, as follows:

    • All parents have the right to know if their child’s teacher is “Highly Qualified” and the teacher’s qualifications; or if services are given by a paraprofessional, they have the right to know that services are given by a paraprofessional and to know the paraprofessional’s qualifications
    • Complete volunteer background check
    • Educational showcases, concerts, and other opportunities
    • Involve parents in the annual planning, review, and improvement of the School Parent Involvement Policy
    • Make the School Parent Involvement Policy, school newsletters, and informational literature in English and Spanish available in the Parent Resource center located in the office


    Parent Responsibilities

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

    • Making sure that homework is completed
    • Monitoring the amount of television their children watch
    • Monitoring children on social media and tech games
    • Participating, as appropriate, in decisions relating to my children’s education
    • Staying informed about my child’s education and communicating with the school by promptly reading all notices from the school and/or school district either received by my child or by mail/ phone messaging and responding, as appropriate
    • Serving, to the extent possible, on policy advisory groups, such as the Title I parent representative on the school’s School Accountability Committee, the Title I Family Engagement Committee, etc.
    • Attend parent nights, conferences, and parent meetings concerning your child


    Student Responsibilities

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

    • Do my homework every day and ask for help when needed
    • Read at least 30 minutes every day outside of school time.
    • Give to my parents or the adult who is responsible for my welfare all notices and information received by me from the school every day
    • Attend school regularly
    • Be respectful to all adults and my peers
    • Come prepared to class every day and ready to learn

  • Title One Programs and Plan

    • Inform parents about goals and purposes of Title I, curriculum used in Title I programs, academic assessments used to measure student progress, and proficiency levels students are expected to meet.
    • Involve parents in the planning, review, and improvement of Title I programs at school.
    • If the Title I Plan is not satisfactory to the parents, submit parent comments on the plan to the district.
    • If requested by parents, provide opportunities for regular meetings where parents may offer suggestions or ask questions.
    • Provide timely responses to parent’s suggestions/questions.
    • Provide assistance to parents, as appropriate, in understanding assessments, Title I requirements, monitoring academic progress, and how to work together to improve student achievement.