Homebound Instruction

Homebound Instruction shall be defined as a temporary excusal from compulsory attendance, for a period not to exceed three (3) months, upon receipt of satisfactory evidence of physical, mental, or other urgent reasons. The term "urgent reasons" shall be strictly construed and does not permit irregular attendance. When a student receives homebound instruction, the student may be counted for attendance purposes as if in school.
A parent/guardian must make a request for homebound instruction to the student's school counselor and the request must be supported by an attending physician's statement. The school counselor will provide the parent/guardian with all forms that needed completed and returned to the district.
Once the completed forms are returned, it will be reviewed by the district office. If approved by Central Administration, the building administrator and counselor will be notified immediately that homebound instruction may be arranged. It is the school counselor's responsibility to ensure that the homebound instructor is provided all instructional information regarding the student, all relevant materials and textbooks, tests, etc., and grading criteria. It is the responsibility of the homebound instructor to make arrangements with the parent/guardian of the homebound student to provide instruction. In general, the maximum time allotted for homebound instruction is five (5) hours per week.
If a homebound instruction request is for a student with a disability, and the temporary condition results in a change in the student's need for specially designed instruction, the Director of Special Education will contact the student's case manager and building principal to reconvene the IEP Team. The IEP Team will determine whether it is necessary to revise the IEP and change the student's placement to Instruction Conducted in the Home.