Katy ISD cutting back on homework to allow more family time

Katy ISD is ordering teachers to honor "family night" once a month by not giving homework. All Katy ISD schools will take part in the coming year.

KATY, TEXAS - Katy ISD announced Thursday it will cut back homework in honor of a monthly family night.

Teachers will be told not to give students homework on selected family nights.

"The main goal of family night is just to give our hardworking students a break from the academic demands that they face throughout the whole year,” explained Katy ISD spokesperson Maria DiPetta.

The district had already tried family nights in a few schools but now it’s going district-wide.

Students were thrilled.

“Wow, that is so awesome,” said Blake Cox. "I get homework from every single one of my classes, and I feel like I can't complete it all in one night.”

And parents like it too.

“Families need some more time together, these kids run pretty fast, so I love the idea of giving them a break, said Cathy Turner.

"I think it's a fantastic idea just to carve out that family time because family is so important and I feel like family kind of gets neglected these days,” agreed Julie Meyers.

There are only six family nights on the 2017-2018 calendar because months with major holidays won’t be included.

 


 

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