2020 Tennessee Code
Title 49 - Education
Chapter 6 - Elementary and Secondary Education
Part 70 - Parent Educational Participation Act
§ 49-6-7004. Parental Involvement Contracts
- As used in this section, “parent” means the parent, guardian or person who has custody of the child or individual who has caregiving authority under § 49-6-3001.
- LEAs are encouraged to develop and implement parental involvement contracts with parents of students. These parental involvement contracts will be voluntary and should be designed to encourage and facilitate a parent's involvement with the parent's child's education.
- The department of education shall develop a model parental involvement contract that may be used by LEAs. The model parental involvement contract shall provide that a parent will commit to do at least the following:
- Review homework assignments and offer assistance when needed;
- Sign report cards;
- Ensure that the student gets to school each day, on time and ready to learn;
- Demonstrate interest in the student's well-being by attending school functions and supporting the student's school activities; and
- Make every effort to attend parent-teacher conferences.
- In signing a contract, the parent shall agree to maintain within the parent's best efforts involvement with the parent's child's education to the extent required by the contract. The contract should include a means for a parent to explain any obstacles that may prevent the parent from complying with the contract. If a contract includes an explanation of obstacles that may prevent the parent from complying with the contract, then school employees shall consider accessing possible resources to help overcome the obstacles identified.
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