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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


    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.


  • School leaders want to hear from you!

    • The School Experience Survey (SES) dates this year are from October 26 to January 22, 2021.
    • The SES contains questions about your experience this school year, especially your distance learning experience. 
    • Your answers are completely anonymous and no-one at your school will know what you say.
    • To protect the health and safety of LAUSD families and school staff, parents are highly encouraged to complete their survey online if possible at https://achieve.lausd.net/Page/8397    
    • If you cannot take the survey online, call your school for a paper copy.

    ¡Los líderes escolares quieren escuchar de su parte!

    • Las fechas para la Encuesta de la Experiencia Escolar (SES) este año serán de 26 de octubre a 22 de enero de 2021.
    • La SES incluye preguntas acerca de su experiencia este año, especialmente su experiencia con el aprendizaje a distancia.
    • Sus respuestas son completamente anónimas y nadie en su escuela conocerá lo que usted expresó.
    • Para proteger la salud y seguridad de las familias y el personal escolar de LAUSD, se anima enfáticamente a los padres para que completen su encuesta en línea si es posible por medio del siguiente enlace https://achieve.lausd.net/Page/8397
    • Si no puede presentar la encuesta en línea, comuníquese con su escuela para obtener una copia en papel.
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  • NEW: 2020-21 Parent & Student Handbook: Please visit the following link to download the official 2020-21 Parent & Student Handbook. Click the following link: https://achieve.lausd.net/Page/13211


    NUEVO: Manual para Padres y Estudiantes 2020-21: Visite el siguiente enlace para descargar el Manual Oficial para Padres y Estudiantes de 2020-21. Haga clic en el siguiente enlace: https://achieve.lausd.net/Page/17188

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