Governing Board Policy

MPS 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. 

MPS 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.

To learn more about district guidelines click below:

Elementary Information and Guidelines    

Español: Estudiantes de Primaria Información y Normas  

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