About the Homework Committee
The purpose of the Homework Committee is to review the existing Homework Policy and corresponding Administrative Regulation in Radnor Township School District.
Meetings and Progress
February 6, 2020
At a meeting of the committee on Feb. 6, the group was asked to review survey data from RMS and RHS students on homework, and also to review the RTSD Homework Policy and Administrative Regulation prior to the meeting.
Attendees were divided into six groups that each participated in two activities: 1. Discuss student data and parent/teacher feedback in context of RTSD Homework Policy; and 2. Compare RTSD Homework Policy to another district’s policy and provide feedback.
After the groups completed both activities, all attendees discussed their group's findings.
January 30, 2020
At a committee meeting on Jan. 30, the group reviewed the goals for the committee, the history behind the RTSD Homework Policy, and the avenues the committee would explore to help guide their discussions.
The group then heard from Mr. Jon Kleiman, Senior School Program Director at Challenge Success, and Dr. Sarah Miles, Director of Research and Programs at Challenge Success, who discussed best practices regarding homework.
Afterwards, committee members met in small groups to provide feedback about the presentation and the reading they completed prior to the first meeting. Groups then shared out their feedback to the whole committee, which was subsequently documented for future reference.
Amy Goldman - Vice President, RTSD School Board
Ken Batchelor - Superintendent
Dan Bechtold - Co-Chair, Director of Secondary Teaching and Learning
Anthony Stevenson - Co-Chair, Radnor Elementary School Principal
Shawn Dutkiewicz - Director of Elementary Teaching and Learning
Jim Kearney - Assistant Director of Teaching and Learning
PT Kevgas - Radnor High School Principal
David Wiedlich - Radnor Middle School Principal
Nancy Ferguson - Wayne Elementary School Principal
Joe Capone - RHS Teacher
Susan Deratzou - RHS Teacher
Rob King - RHS Teacher
JJ Lemon - RHS Counselor
Mike McBride - RHS Teacher
Lauren Raines - RMS Teacher
Olga Zografakis - RMS Teacher
Camille Baker - RES Teacher
Andrew Mancini - RES Teacher
Jennifer Becker - WES Teacher
Sarah Steiner - WES Teacher
Tracy Tracy - WES Counselor
Susi Bruhns - RHS/RMS/WES Parent
Kara Cleffi - RHS/RMS Parent
Shelia Esgro - RHS/RMS Parent
Rachel Ebby - RHS Parent
Sarah Fox - RHS/RMS Parent
Tom Le - RHS/RMS Parent
Michele Leonard - RHS Parent
Scott Madden - RHS/RMS Parent
Bill Remphrey - RHS Parent
Jessica Waltman - RHS/RMS/WES Parent
Suzanne Bowers - RMS/RES Parent
Jerusha Conner - RMS/WES Parent
Elizabeth Reynolds - RMS/WES Parent
Shawn Visor - RMS/RES Parent
Courtney Alexander - WES Parent
Karen Fitch - Parent of RHS Graduates (2012, 2014)
Avery Ciatto - RHS Student
Jesse Conen - RHS Student
Elle Davis - RHS Student
Brendan Hung - RHS Student
Michael McNicholas - RHS Student
Elise Palmer - RHS Student