The Homework Workgroup was convened in Spring 2017 following stakeholder interest in reviewing district policies, particularly with regard to quantity of total homework and consistency across classrooms and school sites. After engaging stakeholders, reviewing research, and reviewing model policies, the workgroup developed a draft policy revision that was presented to the Board in June 2018. This policy was made available in 2018-19 for additional stakeholder input. Following input and further workgroup discussion, the draft was revised substantially. Reports to the Board have been made throughout the process, with the most recent occurring on April 9, 2019.
This item presents the workgroup’s recommendations for revisions to Board Policy and Administrative Regulation 6154 (Homework/Makeup Work) and establishment of an additional exhibit (E6154). The proposed revisions would maintain the current overall structure of the policy with established parameters guiding the development of site-specific homework policies. The proposed exhibit would provide a template for sites to reference in their individual processes. In the coming weeks, staff will present the revised homework policies to the Board Policy Subcommittee. If approved by the Board Policy Subcommittee, the new homework policies will come to the full Board for action in late June 2019. Staff hopes to have the new homework policies in place for the start of the 2019-2020 school year.