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BP 6154


Homework/Makeup Work


The San Benito County Board of Education recognizes that meaningful homework assignments can be a valuable extension of student learning time and assist students in developing good study habits. Homework shall be assigned when necessary to support classroom lessons, enable students to complete unfinished assignments, or review and apply academic content for better understanding.


The Superintendent or designee shall collaborate with school administrators and teachers to develop and regularly review guidelines for the assignment of homework and the related responsibilities of students, staff, and parents/guardians.


As needed, teachers may receive training in designing relevant homework assignments that reinforce classroom learning objectives.


Teachers shall review all completed homework to assess the student’s understanding of academic content and shall provide timely feedback to the student.


Makeup Work


Students who miss school work shall be given the opportunity to complete all assignments and tests that can be reasonably provided. As determined by the teacher, the assignments and tests shall be reasonably equivalent to, but not necessarily identical to, the assignments and tests missed during the absence.  Students shall receive full credit for work satisfactorily completed within a reasonable period of time.


The Superintendent or designee shall notify parents/guardians that no student may have his/her grade reduced or lose academic credit for any excused absence when missed assignments and tests are satisfactorily completed within a reasonable period of time. Such notification shall include the full text of Education Code 48205.  (Education Code 48980)


The teacher of any class from which a student is suspended may require the student to complete any assignments and tests missed during the suspension.  (Education Code 48913)


Legal Reference:


8420-8428  21st Century High School After School Safety and Enrichment for Teens

8482-8484.65 After School Education and Safety Program

8484.7-8484.9 21st Century Community Learning Centers

48205  Absences for personal reasons

48913  Completion of work missed by suspended student

48980  Parental notifications


7171-7176 21st Century Community Learning Centers


First Reading: 12-14-17