Homebound Services

Homebound Instruction is designed to provide continuity of educational services between the classroom and home or health care facility for students whose medical needs, both physical and psychiatric, do not allow school attendance for a limited period of time.  Homebound instruction is not intended to supplant school services and is, by design, temporary. The student’s inability to attend school for medical reasons must be certified by a licensed physician or licensed clinical psychologist. Continuity between school-based instruction and homebound services for each student is essential.  The duration and extent of homebound services is a school division decision based upon the physician’s or licensed clinical psychologist’s certification of need.  Health Services reviews certifications for accuracy and verifies the need based on the information provided on the certification.  Once approved, homebound teachers are secured and linked to the appropriate school staff.