RUSD asks all parents & students to participate in homework survey

RIVERSIDE COUNTY — Riverside Unified School District has asked that all parents with students who attend any of the district’s 50 school facilities participate in the District’s “Homework Practices Survey.” The survey was designed to help District administrators address “opportunity and achievement gaps” that exist within its schools.


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RUSD is the 15th largest school district in California, serving nearly 42,000 students throughout Riverside, as well as the unincorporated areas of Highgrove and Woodcrest.

In October, 2017, the district created an Equity Task Force to address issues and “eliminate disparities and inequitable practices” within the district, according to administrators.

As part of the District’s commitment to analyze, revise, and implement changes to their homework policies, RUSD is gathering information on its student’s “current practices and experiences around homework.”

“We would greatly appreciate your participation in completing this survey,” District administrators have explained. “Your input is extremely valuable and necessary for us to gather information and properly analyze our current practices and determine appropriate policies that are equitable to all students.”

RUSD is asking parents, teachers, and students (3rd-12th grade) to complete the 10-15 minute survey, which will be available through Sunday, March 10, 2019.

To participate, RUSD has provided the following links.

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Trevor spent 10 years in the U.S. Army as an Orthopedic Specialist before joining the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in 1998. He was medically retired after losing his leg, breaking his back, and suffering both spinal cord and brain injuries in an off-duty accident. (Click here to see segment of Discovery Channel documentary of Trevor’s accident.)

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