Homebound instruction may be provided to any student who is unable to attend school due to medical, physical or other significant educational need, when it appears that the student will be unable to attend school for an extended period of time. Such instruction may be provided only on the written recommendation of the student’s private physician and in conjunction with the homebound review team, which includes but is not limited to the building level Principal, Homebound Coordinator, building level Counselor, and the building level Nurse. Homebound instruction may also be provided to students with an IEP, in accordance to district policy. Instruction in the home shall take place only if the parent or another adult designated by the parent is present, otherwise an alternative location for services may be determined appropriate.
Homebound instruction is a temporary service of which the team will review periodically in an effort to integrate the student back into the general school setting as soon as possible. The length of time approved for Homebound Instruction varies depending primarily on the student's condition. In the event Homebound Instruction needs to be extended beyond the original approved application time, written notification from the attending physician, psychiatrist, or other state required professional must be submitted to the school district prior to the possible extension of homebound services. It then must be approved again.