Policy Code: IKB

Adoption Date: Tuesday, May 25th, 2004

Review Date: Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

HOMEWORK

  1. Homework may be used as a means for students to keep up with the class and to maintain an acceptable achievement level.

  2. Homework should be meaningful to the student. It should never be considered busy work or punishment for the student.

  3. Homework activities should be an outgrowth of the classroom program.

  4. School homework should be tempered by the amount and levels of out-of-school activities engaged in by students.

  5. Home assignments made by the teacher should be very clear and involve only concepts and processes that have been introduced and explained by the teacher. Homework in new areas should be deferred until basic understanding is accomplished.

  6. Home study should not require books and other resource materials not found in the home or readily available in the school or public library. It is unwise to require elementary-age children to use the city library at night to get information for reports.