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6:290 Homework

Homework is part of the District’s instructional program and has the overarching goal of increasing student achievement.  Homework is assigned to further a student’s educational development and is an application of adaptation of a classroom experience.  The Superintendent shall provide guidance to ensure that homework:

1.  Is used to reinforce and apply previously covered concepts, principles, and skills;
2.  Is not assigned for disciplinary purposes;
3.  Serves as a communication link between the school and parents/guardians;
4.  Encourages independent thought, self-direction, and self-discipline; and
5.  Is of appropriate frequency and length, and does not become excessive, according to the teacher’s best professional judgment.

Missed Homework
Students absent for a valid cause may make up missed homework in a reasonable timeframe per policy 7:70, Attendance and Truancy.

CROSS REF:  7:70 Attendance and Truancy

ADOPTED:    November 22, 2004

UPDATED:    November 19, 2012
August 22, 2022