Students who are chronically ill, or who have other medical conditions, which result in the student being confined to their home for at leas four consecutive or cummulitive weeks during the school year, may be eligible to receive instruction at home. This placement requires documentation from a physician indicating the type and severity of the condition as well as the anticipated length of confinement to the home. (Please refer to the Eligibility for Homebound Services process for the steps in considering a homebound placement.)
Homebound services for all students are considered short-term solutions. Campuses, including 504 and IEP Committees, need to periodically review the homebound services for each student and, if appropriate, develop a plan to transition the student back to his/her home campus as soon as possible.
Homebound placement only covers a specific span of time during one school year. If services are to continue from school year to school year, new documentation is required and a homebound meeting is required to be held for all general education homebound students. (Documentation for homebound special education students would be noted at the student’s ARD/IEP meeting.) Once again, Homebound is considered a short-term placement. Our goal is to get students to return to the school setting as soon as possible.
While homebound, students are not to come on campus without permission from their physician and a campus administrator. Likewise, a student being served in the Homebound Program may not participate in school athletics or extra-curricular activities.