School district conducting homework surveys

Parent survey closes Tuesday; officials also polling teachers, students

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

Officials advised parents with questions or concerns about their child's homework to contact the child's teacher.

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Posted by PSMacintosh
a resident of Danville
on Feb 15, 2016 at 11:19 am

Dumb down the system!
Keep dumbing it down!
Don't want our kids a suffering!
And can't get behind on the TV shows, video games, etc..

Keep hiring those foreign students to do jobs in America!
Keep bringing them over and letting they stay!
Keep letting them take the jobs our kids should be getting, but really weren't putting in the time to earn the job.

Dumb, dumb, dumb!

Dum, dum, da-dum, dum!

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Posted by SHale99
a resident of another community
on Feb 16, 2016 at 8:02 pm

SHale99 is a registered user.

Gee, whiz how much homework should a grade schooler have each night? Really don't think homewoke has much effect on getting a job, aye?

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