San Ramon Valley school district officials are surveying parents, teachers and middle and high school students to gauge reactions about the effectiveness of changes to the district's homework policy that were implemented this school year.
"Survey results will be used to help identify the best practices for homework and improve the implementation of our homework policy," officials said in a statement on the district website.
The parent survey, which was posted on the district website earlier this month, is scheduled to close on Tuesday. A separate survey for teachers will also be issued, and students will take their survey in class, district officials said.
The questionnaires are part of follow-up to changes approved last June to the district's homework rules -- updates aimed at reducing student stress and incorporating evolving instructional practices, according to district staff.
The revised rules set nightly and weekly homework limits per course across all grade-levels, rather than establish a maximum overall per-night homework allotment.
Other changes included prohibiting mandatory work during school breaks, outlining homework "responsibilities" for students, teachers, principals, and parents and guardians, and attempting to better align district policies with the Common Core State Standards and other legal requirements.
For more questions on the surveys or the district's homework rules, visit the district website or contact Jason Reimann, director of instructional services for secondary education, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Officials advised parents with questions or concerns about their child's homework to contact the child's teacher.