A student who has a medically diagnosed physical condition
restricting him/her to his/her home or hospital for a minimum of ten
consecutive school days may be eligible for Hospital/Homebound/Teleclass
Service to eligible general education (non-handicapped) high school
students may provide three hours of homebound/teleclass instruction per
week. Minimum service will provide instruction in the core subjects of
mathematics and language arts. However, instruction in other areas may
be provided based on the availability of funding to support
instructional personnel. (The Homebound/Teleclass program is not
structured or funded to replicate a student’s entire course schedule.)
Some courses are not suited for delivery through a homebound setting due
to the technological and participatory demands of the course
An evaluation of the student’s eligibility is based on the student’s
medical diagnosis by a physician and by the duration of consecutive
absences. Students who must be absent for at least ten consecutive
school days, as certified by a physician, are eligible for homebound
services. In the case of projected absences (e.g. subsequent to surgery)
the request for services can be made prior to the occurrence of the
absence along with the date a student may begin homebound instruction.
The physician MUST give an approximate date the student
may return to regular school. A request for homebound services must be
accompanied by the principal's signature and parental approval.
General education students whose absence is projected for more than
20 consecutive school days may be referred by the Student Support Team
to review and develop reasonable and appropriate plans for meeting the
student’s educational needs. Such students, for example may be referred
for evaluation to determine eligibility for special education services,
such as “Other Health Impaired” programming.
General education students are provided a Re-Entry Pass preceding
their return to the local school. This is based on the recommended
duration projected by the physician.