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K-4 no homework guidelines for Norfolk Public Schools ready for school year

July 12, 2018

NORFOLK - Norfolk Public Schools’ K-4 no homework guidelines have been developed and are ready to go for the start of the school year in August.

The guidelines were talked about at the Board of Education meeting Monday night.

Superintendent Dr. Jami Jo Thompson said they took feedback from parents, teachers, administration and board members, as well as included a thorough review by the Policy Committee to ensure the guidelines were congruent with current board policy.

Dr. Thompson said even though homework won’t be sent home, parents should still help out and support the kids with any questions.

“Norfolk Public Schools values our partnership with our parents and believes that strong family involvement is critical to student success. Teachers will communicate with families regularly regarding the work that is going on in the classroom so parents can help children practice skills and reinforce learning concepts at home.”

Dr. Thompson said the elementary team will communicate with the middle school team to examine the transition of students to the homework expectations of the Middle School.

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