The Litchfield Board of Education believes that homework is an important part of the educational process and that it is valid if it has the following objectives: to reinforce, enrich, and extend classroom instruction; to provide essential practice in developing skills; to promote growth of individual responsibility and self-direction in learning; and to help students develop good study habits and time management skills.
Homework is a learning activity which should increase in complexity with the maturity of the student. Homework assigned should be work that a student is capable of completing independently. Homework will not be assigned for disciplinary purposes.
School handbooks will publish specific homework guidelines that are consistent with the goals of the instructional program, this policy and other relevant Board of Education policies.
Litchfield Board of Education
Policy Adopted: June 11, 1985
Policy Revised: June 18, 1996
Policy Reviewed: October 1. 1998
Policy Revised: September 11, 2013