The following settings and instructional modes, or a combination thereof, are appropriate methods for providing instruction to students determined eligible for Hospitalized/Homebound services:
Instruction in a home
The parent, guardian or primary caregiver shall provide a quiet, clean and well-ventilated setting where the teacher and student will work; ensure that a responsible adult is present; and establish a schedule for student study between teacher visits that considers the student’s medical condition and the requirements of the student’s coursework.
For the protection of both the student and the teacher, the presence of a responsible adult is required.
Instruction in a hospital
The hospital administrator or designee provides appropriate space for the teacher and student to work and allows for the establishment of a schedule for student study between teacher visits. Districts may establish such procedures through a memorandum of understanding or an interagency agreement.
Instruction in a psychiatric facility
The administrator or designee provides appropriate space for the teacher and student to work and allows for the establishment of a schedule for student study between teacher visits. Districts may establish such procedures through a memorandum of understanding or an interagency agreement.
Unique circumstances may dictate the need for instruction to occur outside the hospital or home setting. Districts must make such decisions on an individual basis. The location—such as a library, teen center, or school office—should be mutually agreed upon. An adult must always be present, and the Hospitalized/Homebound teacher cannot transport the student.
Pre-K & Elementary
One-on-one instruction provided by a teacher in the home, hospital/care setting or via video-conference. Typically, one to five hours per week depending on the outcome of the IEP meeting.
Secondary Grade Levels
Small group student instruction via video-conference /Tele-classes. One-on-one instruction provided in the home or hospital/care setting (generally for severely physically/cognitively impaired students).
Students are enrolled with their area of attendance school and the Hospitalized or Homebound Program