The Parental Involvement Pledgetm

AS A PARENT, GRANDPARENT, OR CARING ADULTtm I hereby give my pledge of commitment to help our community’s children achieve a truly independent future. My declaration of responsibility and commitment to my public schools is stated in these five self-evident truths that echo the words of President Woodrow Wilson:

  • As Americans, we are the owners of the public school system.

  • As owners, we bear a responsibility to participate in the system.

  • Accountability for our public schools, their safety, and its employees and its funding rests with us and the rest of the system’s owners.

  • Our children’s future depends on the improvement of the public schools.

  • And this improvement depends on our participation.


THEREFORE AS A PARENT,GRANDPARENT, OR CARING ADULTtm, I take personal responsibility for my child’s safety and education and the safety and education of the children in this community.


  • I pledge to volunteer a minimum of five hours of my time to my public schools each semester.

  • I pledge to spend a minimum of fifteen minutes each school night reading with my child or we will work together on homework and enrichment activities.

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Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Title I Learning Compact Section 1116, (d) Shared Responsibilities For High Student Academic Achievement 

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Project Appleseed, family engagement, parental involvement public schools

"A 10% increase in parental participation (a form of social capital) would increase academic achievement far more than a 10% increase in school spending."

Project Appleseed, family engagement, parental involvement public schools

This is not an argument against school budget increases, but an argument for paying attention to social capital (Putnam, Sanders 2001). Research repeatedly correlates family engagement with student achievement, yet this strategy is rarely activated as an integral part of school reform efforts (Weiss et al, 2010).  Our program can increase family engagement in your school community!

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