Special Education Supports & Services
HOMEBOUND is a temporary setting that provides Special Education and related services to eligible students who are projected to be confined to home or hospital bedside as documented by a licensed physician. Homebound instruction may also be provided to chronically ill students who are expected to be confined for any period of time totaling at least four (4) weeks throughout the school year, as documented by a licensed physician. Homebound instruction may also be used for services to infants and toddlers (birth through 2) and young children (ages 3-5) when determined appropriate by the ARD committee.
PLACEMENT - After receipt of the Homebound Needs Assessment, the written medical report (Other Health Impairment-OHI) from the physician describing the medical condition of the student, and the length of time confined to home or hospital, it is then the responsibility of the ARD Committee to determine eligibility/placement. All decisions (e.g., golals and objectives, placement services, etc.) regarding students with disabilities are made in the ARD/IEP Committee meeting.
The initial ARD Committee meeting will project the dismissal date based on information from the physician. In all cases, students receiving homebound instruction are dismissed from homebound eligibility at the end of each school year. If homebound instruction is appropriate the following year, current information must be requested and received from the physician(s). Homebound instruction ceases on the date indicated by the physician(s) unless an extension is received from the physician(s) based on a current medical assessment.
TEACHER RESPONSIBILITIES - Classroom teachers will coordinate lesson plans, assignments, exams and maintain student's grades.
PARENT RESPONSIBILITIES -
- Prepare and have ready an area in the home that is conducive to learning (well lit, quiet, clean, comfortable and relatively private).
- Ensure that a responsible adult is present at all times the homebound teacher is providing instruction.
- Supervise your child's effor and progress on assignments, and expect that your child will need to put forth significant effort between visits by the homebound teacher.
- Keep the homebound teacher and the campus informed of any change in medical status that would affect your child's instructional needs.
Due to the severity of their medical conditions, Homebound students are typically unable to participate in extracurricular and co-curricular activities, work programs, outside jobs and other activities outside the home. If students are able to participate in these activities outside the home, the ARD committee will likely need to meet to consider this information.