Governor signs parental involvement legislation
(AP) - A proposal that encourages school districts to develop parental involvement contracts with students' parents has been signed by the governor.
Under the proposal, parents would agree to, at a minimum, review their student's homework and offer assistance when needed, sign report cards, ensure that their student is not truant, attend school functions, and make every effort to attend parent-teacher conferences.
According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, legislation is similar to a proposal passed in Michigan in 2001.
Another measure advancing in the Legislature proposes what are commonly referred to as parent report cards, which are mostly used in charter schools.
That proposal is being scheduled for floor votes in both chambers.
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