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Item Title:Homework Workgroup Policy Recommendations (15 Mins/Information)
Item Type:Information

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.
AUSD LCAP Goals:1. Eliminate barriers to student success and maximize learning time.| 2a. Support all students in becoming college and career ready.| 2b. Support all English Learners (ELs) in becoming college and career ready.
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AUSD Guiding Principle:#1 - All students have the ability to achieve academic and personal success.| #2 - Teachers must challenge and support all students to reach their highest academic and personal potential.| #4 - Parental involvement and community engagement are integral to student success.
Submitted By:Steven Fong, Chief Academic Officer

DescriptionUpload DateType
Presentation: Homework/Makeup Work Policy Recommendations 6.11.196/5/2019Presentation
Existing BP 6154 Homework/Makeup Work 8.25.096/5/2019Backup Material
Existing AR 6154 Homework/Makeup Work 8.25.096/5/2019Backup Material
Recommended Policy Revisions BP 6154, AR 6154 and E 6154 6/5/2019Backup Material