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9250 Policy - Relations with Parents

The Board of Education believes that the education of children is a joint responsibility, one it shares with the parents of the school community. To ensure that the best interests of the child are served in this process, a strong program of communication between home and school must be maintained.


The Board believes that it is the parents who have the ultimate responsibility for their children's in-school behavior, including the behavior of students who have reached the legal age of majority, but are still, for all practical purposes, under parental authority. During school hours, the Board, through its designated administrators, acts in loco parentis or in place of the parents.


The Board recommends that the following activities be implemented to encourage parent-school cooperation:


             A.    Parent-teacher conferences to permit two-way communication between home and school

B.    Meetings of staff members and groups of parents of those students having special abilities, disabilities, needs, or problems

C.    Special events of a cultural, ethnic, or topical nature which are initiated by parent groups, involve the cooperative effort of students 
       and parent and are of general interest to the schools or community

D.    Open houses in District schools to provide parents with the opportunity to see the school facilities, meet the faculty, and
        sample the program on a first hand basis

Each school in the District shall hold an open house at least annually.


Approved/Adopted:  July 13, 2009

Sharon Weinstock,
Aug 9, 2011, 1:35 PM