117.  HOMEBOUND INSTRUCTION - Pg.

117.  HOMEBOUND INSTRUCTION

1.        Authority

        SC 1329

        Title 22

        Sec. 11.25

The Board shall provide, pursuant to law and regulations, homebound instruction to students confined to home or hospital for physical disability, illness, injury, or when such confinement is recommended for psychological or psychiatric reasons. The period of homebound instruction shall not exceed three (3) months.

2.        Delegation of         Responsibility

        SC 1329

        Title 22

        Sec. 11.25

If homebound instruction is recommended, parents/guardians should present a doctor's statement indicating the desirability of such a program, nature of the disability, and the length of time expected to be out of school. The counselor will make the necessary arrangements in processing the requests to the Superintendent. Once the approval is given by the Superintendent, the counselor should secure the services of a homebound teacher. The homebound teacher should be given the necessary assistance and materials to perform his/her teaching duties. The teacher will make the appropriate arrangement for scheduling with the parents/guardians. The teacher will complete a monthly report recording the work covered and progress made. When the student is able to return to school, the homebound instruction will end.

        Title 22

        Sec. 11.25

The Superintendent or designee may request approval from the Department of Education to extend the period of homebound instruction for an individual, which shall be reevaluated every three (3) months.

3.        Guidelines

The Board shall provide homebound instruction only for those confinements expected to last at least two (2) weeks.

Exceptions may be recommended by the intermediate unit or Superintendent.

The program of homebound instruction provided to each student shall be in accordance with the standards established by the state.

The Board reserves the right to withhold homebound instruction when:

  1. The instructor's presence in the place of a student's confinement presents a hazard to the health of the teacher.

  1. A parent/guardian or other adult in authority is not present with the student during the hours of instruction.

  1. The condition of the student precludes any benefit from such instruction.

References:

School Code – 24 P.S. Sec. 1329

State Board of Education Regulations – 22 PA Code Sec. 11.25

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