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2412 Policy_Homebound Hospital Instruction Program

Homebound/Hospital Instruction is designed to serve students during the time they are physically and/or
emotionally incapable of attending school for a period of thirty (30) days or more, or when a medical condition
leads to frequent but intermittent absence as documented by a physician. The anticipated absence can be for a
full or partial day. It is available to students as the need develops and is designed to help the students maintain
educational progress during the time they are confined to home, hospital or other convalescent center.
Homebound/Hospital Instruction is considered an alternative service to be provided only during specific periods of
time when the student cannot attend school. It shall be provided within the limits as prescribed by State law and
delineated in the administrative procedures.
Students To Be Served
    A. Regular Education Students who for medical reasons, cannot attend school and are referred by the
        physician, parent or school Section 504 committee.
    B. Students with disabilities who for medical reasons cannot attend school. When a homebound instruction
        program is determined to be appropriate for implementing the student's IEP, the placement of the student at
        home is possible only if there is a physician’s statement in writing that the student is unable to attend
        school. The physician must indicate that the incapacity to attend school is anticipated as continuous over
        thirty (30) days. (P111.31)
    C. Pregnant students must have a complication in the pregnancy which disables them from attending an
        alternative or a regular school. Students who are pregnant would not normally be served by the program. If
        the attending physician certifies specific complications or medical reasons why the student is unable to
        attend an alternative, regular or modified school setting, the student will then be eligible for consideration.
    D. School Age Parents, students who have a child with a chronic illness may be considered for the program
        with supporting documentation from a medical doctor and school social worker.
Specific goals of Homebound/Hospital Instruction are as follows:
    A. To assist the student to maintain academic functioning at as normal a level as possible during the time s/he
        is unable to attend school.
    B. To promote communication between the student and the school so that s/he feels a part of the school
Homebound/Hospital Instruction will be arranged by each building principal through the Director of Student Services
or designee as the need arises.
118.15(3)(a), Wis. Stats.
P.I. 11.31, Wis. Adm. Code
Approved/Adopted:  July 13, 2009
Sharon Weinstock,
Aug 5, 2011, 9:37 AM