A newly developed “intensive care unit,” for helping Knox Middle School students complete unfinished homework, received unanimous accolades from Knox School Board members when they met Monday evening.
Principal Josh Pugh reported that some 583 pieces of once incomplete homework have been fully completed by students so far this year.
Students are given the opportunity to work with teachers during study halls and lunch periods to complete the homework. A 6-person team of specially assigned teachers is available to assist students during those times.
Parents are kept informed, by email, of the students incomplete homework as well as when the tasks have been successfully completed.
The project has dramatically reduced the number of failing grades issued for incomplete work so far this school year, Pugh reported.
The work completed in the “intensive care unit,” in classrooms away from the rest of the student body, is not considered punishment of the student.