Homebound instruction can be provided for any student K-12 whose absences will extend beyond ten (10) consecutive days. It can also be planned in advance in situations in which a physician through a written statement will verify the need following an operation, an extended illness, an accident. A mental health diagnosis requires a psychiatrist's or a licensed psychologist’s written verification.
Homebound instruction consists of five (5) hours of in-home instructions by the assigned teacher per week. Therefore, homebound students will need to complete assignments between sessions in order to keep pace with their classes.
HOMEBOUND INSTRUCTION GUIDELINES
for homebound instruction shall be completed by a physician prior to the
beginning of the instruction and shall certify the nature of the illness
or disability, and state the probable duration of the confinement. If a
question arises the school physician must be in agreement with evaluation
before final approval is granted.
instruction will be provided for those confinements expected to last at
least ten (10) days.
District reserves the right to withhold homebound instruction when:
instructor’s presence in the place of a student’s confinement presents a
hazard to the health of the teacher
parent or adult in authority is not home with the student during the time
of the instruction
condition of the student is such as to preclude his/her benefit from such
student does not adhere to his/her responsibility or is uncooperative
instruction will be provided for a maximum of five (5) hours per week or
180 hours for a year.
student on homebound instructed is considered to be present in school.
- In the
case of a discrepancy in the student’s medical records, or a prior history
of homebound misuse, the school physician or Assistant Superintendent may
request a second medical opinion.
instruction will begin as soon as the application is approved and
qualified instructors are secured.
school children shall register on the active rolls of the school district
for the duration of the homebound instruction.
homebound instructors shall be pre-approved by the Board of School
instruction shall only occur after the regular school day unless taught by
a substitute teacher.
classroom teacher’s responsibility to the student continues during
homebound instruction. The classroom teacher shall forward assignments,
books and appropriate materials to the student, through the homebound
teacher as specified on the Classroom Teacher Notification form.
on homebound instruction will be required to have re-authorization every
60 days. This is secured by the Home and School Visitor via contact with
the parents and the medical practioner.
will not be considered for homebound instruction for longer than one (1)
year, unless, in the opinion of both the school physician and
school psychologist, classroom attendance would be harmful to the
one (1) instructor will provide instruction in the appropriate subject
area. However, where appropriate, teams of instructors, by certification,
may provide instruction.
parent/guardian must accept and indicate understanding of the terms of the
Homebound Instruction Program prior to the onset of instruction with the student.
Department of Education stipulates that homebound instruction for
emotional disorders be authorized by a psychiatrist or licensed
instruction time is a student-to-teacher instruction time. Homebound
instruction time is not preparation time or travel time.