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ROLE OF PARENTS/GUARDIANS
FILE CODE: 5020
The board believes that the education of children is a joint responsibility, one it shares with the parents/guardians and 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 and parental involvement in district concerns encouraged.
The board recognizes the vital role of parents/guardians in the welfare and education of their children and the pivotal part they play in shaping character and values. Because parents/guardians are familiar with the needs, problems, gifts and abilities of their children, staff should seek to involve parents/guardians as much as possible. Parents/guardians must, by law, be included in the development of certain educational programs for their children.
Parents/guardians are requested to keep the school apprised of changes in factors in the home situation which may affect pupil conduct or performance. Parents/guardians are specifically requested to inform the school of any changes in legal custody of the child.
Parents/guardians are responsible for their child's punctuality, attendance, cleanliness and propriety of dress.
The superintendent shall develop procedures and regulations to implement this policy. These regulations shall include use of the parent/guardian's native language when necessary.
Date: September 23, 2002
NJSBA Review/Update: May 2008
Readopted: September 22, 2008
N.J.S.A. 18A:35-4.9 Pupil promotion and remediation; policies and procedures
N.J.S.A. 18A:35-22 Notice to parents that child identified as eligible for enrollment; option of declining enrollment; involvement of parents in program
N.J.A.C. 6A:8-4.3 Accountability
N.J.A.C. 6A:14-1.1 et seq. Special Education
N.J.A.C. 6A:10A-1.1 et seq. Improving Standards-Driven Instruction and Literacy and Increasing Efficiency in Abbott School Districts
N.J.A.C. 6A:30-1.1 et seq. Evaluation of the Performance of School Districts
N.J.A.C. 6A:32-12.1 Reporting requirements
N.J.A.C. 6A:32-12.2 School-level planning
No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, Pub. L. 107-110. 20 U.S.C.A. 6301 et