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.
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.