HOMEBOUND INSTRUCTION PROGRAM GUIDELINES
The purpose of hospital/homebound instruction is to provide an educational program for students who are unable to attend school due to a serious health or orthopedic impairment where the student will be absent for a minimum of ten (10) consecutive school days.
Any school-age person enrolled in a Hamilton County school is eligible for homebound instruction provided the following conditions are met:
- A licensed physician signs the medical form stating that the student is unable to attend school because of a physical condition, but will benefit from instruction.
- The student is expected to be absent from school due to the medical condition for at least two weeks after being certified by a physician for home instruction.
- The student has no contagious disease, which would endanger the health of the teacher or for which contagious disease precautions (e.g., quarantine) have been taken.
- If the student is confined to a hospital and the above conditions are met, instruction will be provided in the hospital and will be continued when the student goes home if needed.
- Student must obtain homebound request form from the school.
- The homebound teacher in collaboration with the classroom teacher(s) will develop the instructional program for the homebound or hospitalized student.
- The homebound teacher will evaluate the student’s progress and provide grades for the term of home or hospital instruction to the school administrator.
- The student on homebound may not be employed.
- Attendance at homebound services will be reported to the Attendance Office. The homebound teacher must be notified if the student must be absent.
- Parent/Legal guardian must be present during homebound instruction.
- Parent/Legal Guardian will give sufficient notice to the homebound teacher if student is unable to meet for scheduled instruction. Homebound may be discontinued after two (2) canceled sessions or “no shows”, unless sufficient excuse is provided.
Students interested in homebound services should contact the Student Services office at (423) 209-8654. The students' physician must complete the Homebound Services request.