Hospital / Homebound services are provided upon receipt of a homebund referral form in which the medical certification of need is signed by a licensed physician who is attending the student. These are the following procedures for obtaining homebound services.
Homebound Q & A
Q. Can a teacher, principal, parent or homebound teacher authorize
hospital/homebound services for a student?
A. No. only the student's doctor can certify that his/her patient needs
Q. What is the first step in getting my student/child on homebound?
A. Contact the Social Work Department at the Central Office
Q. What criteria are used to determine eligibility for hospital/homebound services?
A. Hospital/homebound services are provided only on the basis of medical
necessity as certified by a licensed physician providing care for the student.
Q. How many days must a student be absent from school before homebound services
can be provided?
A. A student who has missed- or will miss- five or more consecutive
days of school due to illness can qualify for homebound services based on
a doctor's referral.
Q. How long are homebound services provided?
A. As long as the doctor certifies that the services are needed.
Q. Who is responsible for providing instruction for a student on homebound?
A. The hospital/homebound teacher provides three hours of instruction weekly
in the hospital or home setting on a schedule worked out between the teacher
and the parent/guardian.
Q. Does the hospital/homebound teacher evaluate and grade the student's academic
performance while on homebound?
A. No. while on homebound, the student remains on roll in all of his/her classes.
Lessons and other teaching materials are provided to the hospital/homebound teacher by the student's regular teachers.
Test, quizes and exams are administered by the homebound teacher
but are graded by the regular teachers.
Q. Does the parent/guardian need to be present during home visits?
A. Yes. If the parent/guardian is not present or leaves during the visit, the
homebound teacher is required to cancel or discontinue the visit.