Who Is Eligible
The student who has a medically diagnosed physical condition, which is non-communicable and restricts him/her to the home or a hospital for a period of time which will significantly interfere with his/her education (a minimum of ten school days), is eligible for services.
-The student must be enrolled in the school system.
-The principal, parent or attending physician can make referrals requesting services.
-The school or Student Services Supervisor should provide the parent with a hospital/homebound referral form.
The medical certification section of the referral must be completed and signed by the student’s attending physician. The child must be declared physically able by the physician to receive instructions. Also included must be a description of the physical condition, any medical implications for instruction, and the anticipated duration of absence.
The referral form must be returned to the Student Services Supervisor at the Board of Education.
The Student Services Supervisor will contact the school’s principal or designee when it is determined that a student meets eligibility.
The school principal or designee will contract with a teacher to provide instructional services for three hours weekly after the regular school hours.
A student receiving three hours of instruction from the teacher will be counted as present for five days on the school attendance record.
The parent or another responsible adult must be present in the home during the entire instructional session. The name of this person and relation to the student must be recorded on the monthly time sheet.
A handicapped student receiving special education services must have an addendum to the current IEP developed to reflect the hospital/homebound services. The student must be served by a special education teacher.
If hospital/homebound instruction should be necessary beyond the date indicated on the original referral form, the physician must send a letter requesting an extension of service.
To reenter the program after withdrawal for any reason, reapplication must be made by the original procedure.
Students out of school because of a communicable disease, expulsion or uncomplicated cases of pregnancy are not eligible for services.
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