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School-Site Homework Plan

The principal and staff at each school shall develop and regularly review a school-site homework plan which includes guidelines for the assignment of homework and describes the responsibilities of students, staff and parents/guardians. The plan shall identify all of the following:

1. Assignments which include the following amount of time:

Kindergarten 0 to 1 hour per week

Primary Grades 1 to 2 hours per week

Intermediate Grades 2 to 4 hours per week

Middle School Grades 2 to 6 hours per week

2. For each grade level, the extent to which homework assignments shall systematically involve participation by parents/guardians

3. The means by which parents/guardians shall be informed about:

a. Homework expectations

b. How homework relates to the student's grades

c. How best to help their children

4. Techniques that will be taught to help students allocate their time wisely, meet their deadlines and develop good personal study habits

5. The access that students shall have to obtain:

a. Resource materials from the library media center

b. Assistance and/or tutoring through telephone help lines and/or after-school centers

6. The means by which teachers shall coordinate assignments so that students do not receive an overload of homework one day and very little the next

7. For each grade level, the extent to which homework assignments shall emphasize independent research, reports, special reading and problem-solving activities

Teacher's Responsibility

1. To give assignments of a nature that most students can do without parental assistance (unless parental involvement is a special intention of the assignment).

2. To assign work only after careful consideration of the student/class needs, maturity, and ability.

3. To adequately prepare and properly motivate the student/class prior to assignment of the work.

4. To check homework for accuracy and completion.

5. To report progress to both child and parents/guardians.

6. To coordinate homework assignments with other staff members, when appropriate.

Student's Responsibility

1. To know and understand homework.

2. To bring necessary books and materials home.

3. To do work neatly and legibly.

4. To show completed assignments to parents/guardians.

5. To return assignments when due.

6. To discuss difficult assignments or excessive homework time with teacher.

Parent/Guardian's Responsibility

1. To help students plan their time so that their schedule allows sufficient study time on a regularly scheduled basis.

2. To provide a quiet, well-lighted place to work.

3. To encourage the child, be understanding, and, in a positive way, insist that the work be done.

4. To help with, but not do, student work. Help student to understand the idea or concept, memorize the fact, or gain the skill.

5. To check to see that homework has been completed and returned when due.

6. To provide out-of-school learning experiences.

Makeup Work

The Superintendent or designee shall notify parents/guardians that no student may have his/her grade reduced or lose academic credit for any excused absence when missed assignments and tests are satisfactorily completed within a reasonable period of time. Such notification shall include the full text of Education Code 48205. (Education Code 48980)

(cf. 5121 - Grades/Evaluation of Student Achievement)

(cf. 5145.6 - Parental Notifications)

The teacher of any class from which a student is suspended may require the student to complete any assignments and tests missed during the suspension. (Education Code 48913)

(cf. 5144.1 - Suspension and Expulsion/Due Process)


approved: September 17, 2012 Lakeside, California

revised: June 8, 2017