Services for Students Requiring Homebound InstructionArticle 7

The SBCSC provides instruction to children unable to attend school because of physical disabilities or special health problems.

Instructions for Homebound or Hospitalized Students

Students with special health problems, temporary illnesses, or injuries that prevent their attendance in school shall be provided with instruction in the home, in the hospital, or at another site as determined by the school corporation.  Homebound instruction shall be provided for:

Before homebound instruction for a student unable to attend school can begin, the parent must provide the school corporation with a written statement from a physician.  The statement must include the nature of illness and/or injury and the anticipated duration of hospitalization or homebound care to be a minimum of twenty (20) consecutive or aggregate instructional days.

Homebound Instruction for Students with Disabilities

SBCSC shall provide special education instruction to a student identified as eligible for special education services in an alternative setting if it is considered by the case conference committee to be the least restrictive environment in which to provide the student a free and appropriate public education.  The case conference committee must include in the IEP:

The case conference committee must reconvene at least every sixty (60) instructional days to review the individualized education program.  The type, intensity, and duration of special education and related services provided to student on homebound instruction shall be determined by the case conference committee.

Guidelines for Homebound Instruction due to Medical Reasons

HOMEBOUND INSTRUCTION PROGRAM FOR STUDENTS RECEIVING SPECIAL EDUCATION SERVICES

Special Education Services: Homebound instruction is provided to students who are unable to attend school because of serious health problems and/or students exhibiting behavior that is dangerous to the student or others. Homebound instruction will be considered only after all other options have been exhausted.

Medical Homebound Services: Homebound instruction is provided to students unable to attend school because of illness, injury, or surgery.  Homebound instruction will be considered only after all other options have been exhausted at the school level (e.g. shortened school day.)

For the Classroom Teacher:

When a student is placed on Homebound Instruction:

For the Homebound Instructor:

Resources

Medical Referral for Homebound Instruction

Consideration of Homebound Instruction Due to Behavioral Difficulties