Morgan County Schools
Bylaws & Policies
 

2330 - HOMEWORK

The Board of Education acknowledges the educational validity of out-of-school assignments as adjuncts to and extensions of the instructional program of the schools.

"Homework" shall refer to those assignments to be prepared outside of the school instructional day by the student or independently while in attendance at school.

Homework should be properly planned part of the curriculum, extending and reinforcing the learning experience of the school.

Homework should help students learn by providing practice in the mastery of skills, experience in data gathering, and integration of knowledge, and an opportunity to remediate learning problems.

Homework should help develop the studentís sense of responsibility by providing an opportunity for the exercise of independent work and judgement.

The number, frequency, and degree of difficulty of homework assignments would be based on the ability and needs of the student and take into account other activities which make a legitimate claim on the student's time.

As a valid educational tool, homework should be assigned with clear direction and its product carefully evaluated.

The schools should recognize the role of parents by suggesting ways in which parents can assist the school in helping a student carry out assigned responsibilities.

Homework should always serve a valid learning purpose; it should never be used as a punitive measure.