The Board of Education recognizes that homework contributes toward building responsibility, self-discipline and life-long learning habits, and that time spent on homework directly influences students’ ability to meet the district’s academic standards. The Board expects students, parents/guardians and staff to view homework as a routine and important part of students’ daily lives.
The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that administrators and teachers develop and implement an effective homework plan at each school site. As needed, teachers may receive training in designing relevant, challenging and meaningful homework assignments that reinforce classroom learning objectives. Teachers’ expectations related to homework may be addressed in their evaluations.
Although it is the student’s responsibility to do most homework assignments independently, the Board expects teachers at all grade levels to use parents/guardians as a contributing resource. When students repeatedly fail to do their homework, parents/guardians shall be notified and asked to contact the teacher.
To further support students’ homework efforts, the Superintendent or designee may establish and maintain telephone help lines and/or after-school centers where students can receive encouragement and clarification about homework assignments from teachers, volunteers and/or more advanced students who are performing community service. The Board encourages the Superintendent or designee to design class and transportation schedules that will enable students to make use of homework support services.
Cajon High School follows District policy which requires that homework be assigned in all academic areas. It is expected that students will comply with teachers’ requests concerning homework. Parents should expect homework in all academic subjects.