6154 Policy

 Diocesan Board of Education
Diocese of

Policy 6154



The purpose of assigning homework for pupils in our Catholic schools shall be to re-enforce what has already been taught in the classrooms. Homework shall not be used to introduce new material to the students, nor shall it ever be used merely to keep the students busy. Homework shall never be assigned as a punishment.

It is recommended that student class work that is to be done at home be reasonably assigned within the following timeline for the average student:

  • Primary Grades - 30 minutes
  • Intermediate Grades - 45 minutes
  • Upper Grades - 90 minutes

Adopted:          May 9, 1996

Revised:           May 16, 2006

The Most Reverend Edward K. Braxton
Bishop of Belleville

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