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Homework is Important

Homework is an important part of each student’s academic program and is assigned for any of a number of reasons:

  • to complete work not completed in class
  • to check student’s understanding of items covered in class
  • to provide extra practice
  • to serve as preparation for future lessons
  • to reinforce material that was taught in class
  • to complete a long term project

In 1991 the School District published a Homework procedure.  According to the procedure, the recommended average homework time for elementary students is as follows:

  • grade 2 and 3 15 - 30 minutes per day for 4 days
  • grade 4 and 5 30 - 60 minutes per day for 4 days

The procedure states that times should be flexible for teachers and students.