Franklin schools pilot homework-free vacation

The Franklin public schools are piloting a homework-free holiday break for students in kindergarten through eighth grade as part of a broader homework policy implemented this year by the Franklin School Committee. High school teachers have been encouraged to take the same approach where feasible during the holiday period. District leaders plan to conduct a survey following the vacation of faculty, staff, administrators, parents, and students to gather feedback on the experience. A districtwide K-12 Homework Committee has been meeting regularly to research and develop recommendations about homework practices to provide a consistent framework across the schools while also maintaining individual teachers’ ability to make assignments. To read more about the homework policy, visit the School Committee’s policy manual on the district’s website at franklinschool.vt-s.net/Pages/index.


Rachel Lebeaux can be reached at rachel_lebeaux@yahoo.com.