The 339 students at College St. Ambroise, an elementary school in Saguenay, will be carrying lighter backpacks this year.
That's because management decided to stop assigning homework.
Commissioners at Jonquiere School Board thought long and hard before starting the experiment.
Spokesperson Marie-Eve Desrosiers, said "The reality of today's children has changed. Often they are already in daycare at 7 am and arrive later at home. The homework time was not pleasant for some families."
There will also be fewer lessons, class time will be reorganized so that children do not fall behind.
Most parents are pleased with the news. But others are skeptical and fear for the success of their children, especially those who have learning difficulties.
Meanwhile, management in collaboration with the school board, will make a full assessment at the end of the school year to determine if the pilot project was successful.