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6154 Homework, Makeup Work


Northfield, New Jersey Monitored Mandated
Policy X Other Reasons

The Northfield Board of Education believes that homework relevant to material presented in class provides an opportunity to broaden, deepen or reinforce the student’s knowledge. Teachers must use discretion in deciding the number and length of assignments. The board encourages the use of interrelated major homework assignments such as term papers, themes and creative art projects.

Homework shall not be used for punitive reasons.

Students absent for any reason must make up assignments, classwork and tests within a reasonable length of time. In most cases, a reasonable length of time shall be the same number of school days as the days missed.

Students being excused for any reason must make arrangements with the teacher of the missed classes in order to make up the work missed. This must be done before the absence from class.


When a student does not complete work missed for absence or other reasons, he/she will receive an “incomplete” for the marking period. Students will be given 10 school days following the end of the marking period to make up the missed work.

If work critical to the student’s understanding of the subject is not made up by the end of the next marking period, the grade for that subject area may be an “F.”

If work is missing during the final marking period of the school year, the grade will be left to the discretion of the teacher. The teacher who has given an incomplete is responsible for reporting to the student the work he/she has missed and citing the consequences mentioned above.

NJSBA Review/Update: December 2009; December 2010 Adopted: October 24, 2011

Key Words

Homework, Makeup Work

Legal References: N.J.S.A. 18A:11-1 General mandatory powers and duties

  1. 18A:36-14 Religious holidays; absence of students on; effect
  2. 18A:54-20 Powers of board (county vocational schools)

N.J.A.C. 6A:32-10.1 et seq. Summer School Sessions


Cross References: 1320 Participation in out of school community activities

*1322 Contests for students

*5020 Role of parents/guardians

*5113 Absences and excuses

*5124 Reporting to parents/guardians

*6145 Extracurricular activities

*6153 Field trips

6174 Summer school

File Code: 6154

HOMEWORK/MAKEUP WORK (continued) *Indicates policy is included in the Critical Policy Reference Manual.

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