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School-Parent Compact

September 2021

Each school receiving funds under Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) must develop a written school-parent compact jointly with parents for all children participating in Title I, Part A activities, services, and programs. That compact is part of the School’s written parental involvement policy developed by the school and parents under section 1118(b) of the ESEA. The compact must outline how parents, the entire school staff, and 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 to help children achieve the State’s high standards.


Lake View 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 2021-2022 school year.

School Responsibilities

Lake View Elementary School will:

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 as follows:

  • Early reading intervention programs for students in grades K-3.

  • Technology enhanced instruction at all grade levels.

  • Collaborative teaching resulting in additional instruction assistance in the classroom.

  • Ongoing and embedded professional development for all staff.

  • Aligned Curriculum

  • Grade Level Team & Content Team Meetings

Hold parent-teacher conferences (at least annually in elementary schools) during which this compact will be discussed as it relates to the individual child’s achievement. Specifically, those conferences will be held: (If the following days are not suitable, please feel free to call and arrange an appointment at another date and time that will be convenient for you – PTO/Title One

  • September 16, 2021 – PTO/Title One

  • December 16, 2021 - PTO/Title One

  • February 10, 2022 – PTO/Title One

  • May 19, 2022 – PTO/Title One

Provide parents with frequent reports on their children’s progress. (Parents have immediate access to students’ progress through Power Schools, an on-line web-based student information system.) Specifically, the school will provide reports as follows:

September 15, 2021 – Progress Reports October 26, 2021 – Report Cards
November 22, 2021 – Progress Reports January 19, 2022 – Report Cards
February 10, 2022 – Progress Reports March 23, 2021 – Reports Cards
April 26, 2022 – Progress Reports May 31, 2022 – Reports Cards

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

  • Before and after school always
  • During teacher planning periods
  • Parent/Teacher conferences

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

  • Read in the classroom

  • Parent Action Committees (SIC, PTO, TITLE ONE)

  • Field Trips

  • Parenting Workshops & Activities

  • Field Day Activities

  • Career Day Activities

Parent Responsibilities

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

  • Monitoring attendance.

  • Making sure that homework is completed.

  • Monitoring amount of television my children watch.

  • Volunteering in my child’s classroom.

  • Participating, as appropriate, in decisions relating to my children’s education.

  • Promoting positive use of my child’s extracurricular time.

  • Staying informed about my child’s education and communicating with the school by promptly reading all notices from the school or the school district either received by my child or by mail and responding, as appropriate.

  • Serving, to the extent possible, on policy advisory groups, such as being the Title I, Part A parent representative on the school’s School Improvement Team, the Title I Policy Advisory Committee, the District wide Policy Advisory Council, the State’s Committee of Practitioners, the School Support Team or other school advisory or policy groups.

Student Responsibilities

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

  • Come to school prepared.

  • Attend school regularly and on time.

  • Complete all assignments and homework to the best of our ability.

  • Read at least 30 minutes every day outside of school time.

Parent Signature of Agreement

Teacher Signature of Agreement


Student’s Name of Agreement

Lake View Elementary School Media Center Policies and Procedures


· To stimulate interest in reading for pleasure and in finding and using information and ideas

· To promote the use of the library media center by students and faculty

· To support the school’s curriculum and reading initiatives


Library Media Center Hours of Operation

The media center/library will be open from 7:30-3:15. The assistant will take a thirty minute lunch break and two 15 minutes breaks. The Media Specialist will take a 45 minutes lunch break.

Library Media Center Conduct Policy

  1. Students will respect others property at all times.
  2. Students must enter the library quietly, they must reframe from loud talking, playing or eating.
  3. Each student must sign in---name and teacher.
  4. The can computers be used if needed. There will not be any game playing unless it is curriculum oriented. Emailing from the library is prohibited unless permission is granted from the Librarian.
  5. Students are expected to be on their best behavior at all times.

Checkout Procedures

Library Orientation is held at the first of each school year. Each class will be introduced to the library sections, checkout procedures, catalog system (Destiny), and how to use other programs such as DISCUS. Library rules will be discussed.

Students are encouraged to visit the school library media center frequently, both as classes and individually with passes from their classroom teachers. As they enter, students will return books to the place designated by the school library media specialist. The assistant should have the primary responsibility of helping students locate books, checking books in and out, re-shelving returned books, and notifying students of overdue books.

Elementary students may checkout 1-3 books for a checkout period of two weeks based upon the Library Media Specialist’s discretion and teacher’s request. At the start of the year 1st-2nd grades will checkout 1-2 books. As the year proceed as they show responsible book behavior they will be able to check out more per the Librarian’s discretion. Third –fifth grade will be allowed to check out 1-3 books. Kindergarten will check out 1 book but it will stay in the classroom for story time. All students shall have opportunities to visit the school library media center at least once a week, done individually, in small groups or in classes.

Faculty and Staff

 Length of circulation period: Unlimited.  Number of items: Unlimited.  Overdue rate: None.

Faculty and staff members request items from media center staff (in person, via e-mail, or via printed form, if media center requires one).  Media center staff will check out item(s) and will hold items until requesting staff member picks them up.  Upon returning item(s), faculty/staff member gives item(s) to media center staff member, who, in turn, checks them in.

Lost Books

The following guidelines will be followed for determining the fine for a lost library book:

1. New Library Book (one calendar year from the date of purchase) – Fine will be the full purchase price of the book

2. Library Book (one year or older) – Fine will not exceed $10.00

3. Fire Damage – Fine will not be charge

Materials Processing

Depending upon how an order is placed, books and other materials will arrive pre-processed, partially processed, or unprocessed. Most will require at least some degree of processing, and all records will need to be edited for the particular collection.


In order to have a relevant and appealing collection, the media specialist must select materials to correlate with the topics and standards being addressed by the classroom teachers. Weeding books that are beyond repair, soiled, in poor condition, or do not meet the needs of the school is an integral part of the media specialist’s responsibilities. The copyright dates of books are to be considered when weeding the non-fiction books. Ideally, non-fiction books should not be more than five to ten years old. We want our patrons to be excited about entering the school library media center and weeding the collection regularly is paramount in having a relevant and desirable collection.

Inventory Procedures

An inventory will conduct every other school year. In the off year a partial inventory will be conducted. A complete inventory of all materials is required at least once in a four (4) year period. At the end of the inventory procedure, a report will be printed that will list the items that are lost/missing. This information will be used in the selection of materials the following year.


Destiny Library Catalog

This on-line library catalog allows access to materials available at each school’s library media center. The catalog also provides child safe Web resources. Each class will have orientation on how to use the cataloging system.

Special Programs

The school library media center conducts a variety of special programs and events during the school year. Some of the events that may be celebrated include book fairs, Children’s Book Week, School Library Media Month, National Library Week and Black History Month. The Reading Counts program is implemented in through the media center.

Public Relations

Contacts are made with the parents and community through a variety of ways: school newspapers, local newspapers, Peachjar (flyers), Dillon School District Four website, Lake View Elementary website, and bulletin boards.

Budget Information

A survey for requesting materials to be purchased is given to each teacher. These surveys are instrumental in directing the media specialists’ purchases for that year. Many times these requests are ordered to meet the needs of the school. All of the budgets are entered in the accounting program and the media specialists may generate purchase orders through this program. The program will inform the media specialist when all the funding in the account has been spent and it will inform her if she has overspent and by how much. Lake View finance officer provides the total in each account.