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LAUSD Parents' Bill of Rights and Responsibilities

Parents as Equal Partners in the Education of Their Children, a resolution adopted by the Board of Education in December 2010, embraces family strengths and assets as essential to the academic success of students, and recognizes parents as the first and most important lifelong teachers of their children. To that end, families and schools accept responsibility for student success and commit to a partnership that:
  • Maintains high expectations for student achievement
  • Ensures all children are college and career ready
  • Promotes productive conversation and collaboration
  • Reflects mutual respect and support for each other
Parents Have the Right to:
  • A free, quality education that honors their child’s learning and achievement
  • An education that prepares their child for college and 21st century careers
  • A welcoming environment that values family assets and contributions to learning
  • Know the school’s expectations, educational programs, policies and procedures
  • Translation services in order to communicate effectively with school staff
  • Their school’s Report Card to assess the quality of their child’s school
  • Information about their child’s progress and performance, intervention strategies and learning supports
  • Visit their child’s classroom and develop partnerships with teachers and staff
  • Learning opportunities so they can support education at home and at school
  • File a formal complaint when necessary, without fear of reprisal
Parents Have the Responsibility to:
  • Promote literacy, high achievement, and a love of learning at home
  • Ensure their child attends school every day, on time, and is ready to learn
  • Monitor and guide their child’s academic progress to ensure success
  • Seek tutoring and other learning supports for their child when needed
  • Explore all campus options and school choices available to their child
  • Conference with teachers and other school staff about their child’s education
  • Participate in school meetings and activities to be informed about the school
  • Express their level of satisfaction through the annual School Experience Survey
  • Provide pertinent information about their child as requested by the school
  • Advocate for their child’s education and for the school’s well-being

Parents' Bill of Rights

FAMILIES MATTER!

Student Achievement Starts Here!

On December 14, 2010 the LAUSD Board of Education adopted the Parents As Equal Partners in the Education of their Children resolution. The resolution seeks to expand and deepen parent engagement throughout the District. The resolution specifically called for the creation of the first ever Parents' Bill of Rights and Responsibilities to assist parents and schools in forming stronger partnerships to support student achievement.

The Final Report was drafted by the Parents As Equal Partners Task Force in March 2011 and tested by over 250 parents district wide, the LAUSD Parents' Bill of Rights and Responsibilities was adopted by the Board of Education on October 11, 2011. Read the Parents As Equal Partners Task Force Final Report.

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