Adoption Date: 7/13/2005
8000 - Instruction
The Board of Education acknowledges the educational validity of homework as an adjunct to and extension of the instructional program of the schools. "Homework" shall refer to those assignments to be prepared by the student outside of the school or independently while in attendance at school.
The assignment of homework shall adhere to these guidelines:
a) Homework should help children learn by providing practice in the mastery of skills, experience in data gathering and integration of knowledge, and an opportunity to remediate learning problems
b) Homework should help develop the student's responsibility by providing an opportunity for the exercise of independent work and judgment.
c) The number, frequency, and degree of difficulty of homework assignments should be based on the ability and needs of the student and take into account other activities which make a legitimate claim on the student's time.
d) As a valid educational tool, homework should be clearly assigned and its product carefully evaluated.