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Homebound Instruction

Homebound instruction may be provided to continue the educational advancement of eligible students who are not able to attend school.


A.     To any child with a physical disability, which, in the opinion of professional personnel licensed by the Division of Health Related Boards, Department of Health Environment, will cause him/her to be absent from school for more than two (2) consecutive weeks: DOCUMENTATION MUST BE IN WRITING.

B.     On a temporary basis to an eligible child when the IEP Team has determined that this is the appropriate interim service for that child.

C.     To pregnant students for a period of six weeks when documented in writing by the student's physician or health care provider. A homebound instruction program for longer than the six-week period shall only be provided to a student who is certified in writing by her physician as having health complication arising from a pregnancy that, in her physician's judgment, prevent her from returning to regular classes. Recertification must be obtained every four weeks if there is need for homebound instruction prior to the expected delivery date. Also, recertification must be obtained every four weeks if complications exist beyond the six-week maternity period.
If there is a need for home bound services,please contact your school principal or assistant principal. They will meet with you to obtain the proper paperwork for the service. There must be a medical doctor certification of the need for home bound instruction submitted and approved before the services will begin.