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 June 11, 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. If approved, the new homework policies will be piloted in 2019-20 with a report and recommendations for next steps made to the Board in Spring 2020.