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Home Instruction

General Education

It may be necessary for students to receive instruction at home or during a hospital stay because of an acute medical or psychological condition or an acute phase of a chronic condition that prohibits them from attending school within the district. If the student is in a hospital for an extended stay of two weeks or more, the student’s parents or a representative from the hospital should notify the child’s school or central office .If the student is at home, the district may provide home instruction at a mutually agreed upon location.

In order for a student to receive home instruction, the Home Instruction Form from the student's physician, indicating that the student's condition prohibits him/her from attending school and the anticipated duration of the home stay, is required.

Home instruction is a temporary provision of education. Every effort should be made to return the student to school as soon as possible. A plan for home instruction is developed as a result of a joint decision by the school and parents.


Special Education

It may be necessary for students who are on IEPs to receive instruction at home or during a hospital stay because of an acute medical or psychological condition or an acute phase of a chronic condition that prohibits them from attending school within the district. Home instruction — whether temporary or a change in the student's placement within special education — is an IEP Team decision.

If the student is in a hospital for an extended stay of two weeks or more, the student’s parents or a representative from the hospital should notify the child’s school or central office. If the student is at home within the district during this period, the district may provide home instruction.

If the student's educational placement is changed to home instruction, the Home Instruction Form from the student's physician, indicating that the student's condition prohibits him/her from attending school and the anticipated duration of the home stay, is required.

Home instruction — whether temporary or a change in a student's educational placement — is a temporary provision of education. Every effort should be made to return the student to school as soon as possible

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