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Results shared on how the Norfolk Public Schools no homework pilot program went

June 14, 2018 GMT

NORFOLK - Last year, Norfolk Public Schools introduced a no homework pilot program for students in Kindergarten through 4th grade.

At the Board of Education meeting Monday night results were shared on how the program went.

NPS had 447 responses from a survey sent out to parents on their thoughts on how the program went.

A majority of the parents agreed or strongly agreed to questions ranging from the program having a positive impact on kids’ attitude toward school and whether it should be implemented next year.

Principal of Westside Elementary Angie Baumann says they have come up with ideas of what to do in conclusion of the survey.

“Elementary administrators will be developing a homework philosophy that more so will help out teachers to understand the expectations that we have.”

Dr. Jami Jo Thompson says that before the Elementary Principals leave for the summer that homework philosophy will be very clearly articulated so everyone involved knows what the expectation is going forward.