Policies and Regulations NEPN Code: IKB-R


Homework should reflect or reinforce concepts already introduced in a class and should encourage application of those concepts. Homework should not be confused with makeup work given to compensate for students’ absences. Under no circumstances should homework be given as busy work or for disciplinary purposes.

When assigning homework, teachers should:

  • communicate their homework expectations to parents/guardians at the beginning of the year and periodically throughout the year;
  • state a purpose that is understood by the student and parent/guardian;
  • consider the differentiation of assignments based on the student’s age and capability;
  • plan to include a wide variety of activities; and
  • explain the evaluation and feedback process that will be used.


Regulation   Board Action (formerly 6154)
Approved 05-28-68 13052  
Amended 02-10-86 22594  
Revised 09-24-01 29954  
Revised 10-08-07 34858  
Revised 03-12-12 36313  
Reviewed 03-13-17 37714  
Reviewed 03-09-20 38544