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:
Specific Homework Standards for K-8 Students
- Homework assignments in grades 1-3 should promote the development of skills and encourage family participation.
- In grades 4-6, homework should continue to reinforce skill development and encourage family participation. Assignments should help develop good personal study habits and may include occasional special projects. Teachers should instruct students on how to develop good study techniques and habits.
- Teachers of academic subjects should provide regular homework activities which promote the development of skills and provide students with the opportunity to grow academically.
- The teaching staff should coordinate assignments so that students do not receive an overload of homework assignments one day and very little the next.
- Kindergarten homework assignments should stimulate students to talk often with their parents/guardians. Parents/guardians should be encouraged to read to their children.
- First grade students should be expected to spend 2 to 3 hours weekly on homework.
- Second grade students should be expected to spend 3 to 4 hours weekly on homework.
- Third grade students should be expected to spend 4 to5 hours weekly on homework.
- Fourth and fifth grade students should be expected to spend 6 to 8hours weekly on homework.
- Sixth, seventh and eighth grade students should be expected to spend 8 to 10 hours weekly on homework.
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)