Governing Board Policy

The Governing Board recognizes the value of homework and believes the purpose of homework should be to:

·        Practice or reinforce acquired skills and knowledge

·        Complete unfinished classroom assignments

·        Make up work missed during absences from the classroom

·        Provide an opportunity for the application of skills and knowledge through extension assignments.

·        Develop regular study habits, personal responsibility, and time management skills

Homework assignments should reinforce learning objectives.  Homework should not be used as a punishment. 

The Governing board believes, as research supports, that the time required to complete assignments will vary depending on each student’s study habits, academic skills, and selected course load.  However, a typical guideline to follow is: approximately 10 minutes per grade per night for K/1st – 6th grade students; approximately 1-1 ½ hours per night for 7th – 8th grade students; and approximately 1 ½ - 2 ½ per night for 9th – 12th grade students, depending on the courses. 

In order to provide for meaningful homework assignments for student, schools are expected to develop site plans consistent with the expectations expressed above.  The site administrator is responsible for approving homework plans and determining the methods for communicating the plans to parents.  Plans should be reviewed annually. 

The Superintendent will establish procedures for ensuring compliance with the school district policy.  (pg. 711, document download from http://www.mpsaz.org/community/govboard/)


Poston Junior High School Policy


Poston Junior High School follows Governing Board policy regarding homework.  Each department has developed common homework policies for each of their grade level classes.  Please refer to the department website for specific homework polices.