Hospital Homebound

A homebound or hospitalized student is a student who has a medically diagnosed physical or mental condition which confines the student to the home or hospital and whose activities are restricted for an extended period of time. A student is eligible for the services of the H/H program if the following criteria are met.

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Certification by a licensed physician:

  • that the student is expected to be absent from school due to a physical or mental condition for at least fifteen consecutive school days or due to a chronic condition for at least fifteen school days which need not run consecutively, and will be able to participate in and benefit from an instructional program
  • that the student is under medical care for illness or injury which is acute or catastrophic in nature
  • that the student can receive an instructional program without endangering the health of the instructor or other students with whom the instructor may come in contact
  • which includes a description of the disabling condition with any medical implications for instruction

Agreement signed by the parent, guardian, or primary caregiver concerning H/H policies and parental cooperation that includes provision for:

  • a quiet, clean, well-ventilated setting where the teacher and student will work
  • the presence of a responsible adult
  • a schedule for student study between teacher visits
  • an uninterrupted telephone line during teleclass instruction
  • the student to be prepared to actively participate in learning

Enrollment in a public school prior to referral for the H/H program, unless the student meets criteria for eligibility under State Board Rule for another exceptional education program.

Services are provided in a variety of ways:

  • Home Packets
  • Virtual Education
  • Teleclass Instruction
  • In-Home Instruction
  • Part-Time School
  • Combination of any of these services

Placement is determined by an IEP committee based on the medical needs of the student.

Click here: Request for Consideration for Hospital/Homebound Services