Homework Policy

Homework Policy

Board Policy 6154:"The Bonita Unified School District believes that homework should be an integral part of the total instructional program.  Homework extends learning opportunities beyond the confines of the school day.  We recognize that homework contributes toward building responsibility, self-discipline and life long learning habits, and that time spent on homework directly influences the student's ability to meet the District's academic standards.  Homework needs to be grade and level appropriate to benefit the student.
Regulation 6154.1 reads: For elementary school:

  • Kindergarten should be assigned homework no more than four times per week, requiring an average time of ten (10) minutes each night to complete.
  • First grade should be assigned homework no more than four times per week, requiring an average time of ten (10) to fifteen (15) minutes each night to complete.
  • Second grade should be assigned homework no more than four times per week, requiring an average time of twenty (20) minutes each night to complete.
  • Third grade should be assigned homework no more than four times per week, requiring an average time of thirty (30) minutes each night to complete.
  • Fourth grade should be assigned homework no more than four times per week, requiring an average time of forty (40) minutes each night to complete.
  • Fifth grade should be assigned homework no more than four times per week, requiring an average time of Fifty (50) minutes each night to complete.
In addition to regular homework, students are expected to read outside of school daily.  Reading outside the classroom should be a balance between self-selected readings and teacher-assigned texts…. Below are suggested guidelines for accomplishing this goal.

    For grades K-3, 80-100 minutes per week.
    For grades 4-5, 120-150 minutes per week
    For grades 6-8, 150 or more minutes per week

Learning Readiness
You can assist your child's learning progress by following a few simple processes:

    See to it that your child gets a good night's rest on school nights (9-10 hours)
    Limit television and/or video game play which includes violence
    Read with your child every week night and on weekends
    Provide a variety of reading material
    Be sure your child eats a good breakfast before coming to school
    Provide an appropriate place to study away from distractions and TV.