Homework is the time students spend outside the classroom in assigned activities to practice, reinforce, or apply newly-acquired skills and knowledge and learn necessary skills of independent study. To derive the greatest benefit from school learning experiences, students must at times finish related study and follow-up work at home.

The Board of Education supports and encourages homework that strengthens and reinforces learning. Homework is an integral part of a student’s education. Homework reinforces student learning in school, builds responsibility, and develops essential study habits. Homework shall be considered within the framework of the needs of individual students in meeting the Hawaii Content and Performance Standards. An important aim in the accomplishment of homework shall be students’ acceptance of responsibility for independent work outside the formal classroom situation.

Schools have the responsibility to:

· Develop clear policies for assigning and coordinating homework.
· Work collaboratively with their school community in developing clear homework policies.
· Communicate the policies to all teachers, parents, and students.

Homework is a shared responsibility among teachers, students, and parents.

Approved: 10/70;Amended: 08/86; 03/88 (renumbered); 01/99; 01/19/06