Parents Bill of Rights

Parent Involvement in Education

  • The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education believes that parent and family involvement must be aggressively pursued and supported by our communities, in homes, schools/colleges/universities, neighborhoods, businesses, faith congregations, organizations and government entities by working together in a mutually collaborative effort. As such, the Board is committed to developing policies to effectively involve parents in schools and in their child’s education. N.C.G.S. § 115C-76.20(b)(3).

    All parents/families and educators must make family involvement in education a priority; thus, the Board commits to providing support and coordination for school staff and parents to implement and sustain appropriate parent involvement.

    Improved student achievement must be the equally shared responsibility and ultimate goal of parents, teachers, the school system as a whole, and the community at large. Thus, the Board commits to seeing that each school has effective volunteer programs to address student needs and commits to utilizing schools to assist students and families in connecting with community resources.

  • The Board commits that it will impact student achievement significantly by improving the quality and quantity of parent/family involvement. Consequently, the Board will provide guidance, support, cooperation, and the necessary funding to enable parents to become active partners in education.

  • 1. Pursuant to N.C.G.S. § 115C-76.25, the district shall display on the CMS website the following parental legal rights with regard to their child’s education:

  • 2. Pursuant to N.C.G.S. § 115C-76.30(c), the district shall provide to parents, students, and school personnel, at the beginning of each school year, a parent guide for student achievement that meets the following requirements:

  • 3. Pursuant to N.C.G.S. §§ 115C-76.20, 115C-76.25, and 115C-76.35, the Superintendent shall create a Regulation accompanying this Policy that creates processes to accomplish the following:

  • 4. Parental Requests for Information

  • 5. Appeal to Board of Education

  • 6. Pursuant to N.C.G.S. § 115C-76.40(e), a decision of the Board under that statute and this policy is final and is not subject to judicial review.

  • 7. Pursuant to N.C.G.S. § 115C-76.40(d), the district shall display the procedures for requests for information and appeals on the CMS website.