EEH(LOCAL) - INSTRUCTIONAL ARRANGEMENTS: HOMEBOUND INSTRUCTION

General Education

Consistent with TEA's Student Attendance Accounting Handbook (SAAH), a student may be eligible for general education homebound services if the student is to be confined for a minimum of four weeks to a hospital or homebound setting for medical reasons specifically documented by a physician licensed to practice in the United States. The weeks of confinement need not be consecutive. The parent's request for services shall be submitted to the principal in accordance with TEA's SAAH and administrative procedures.

The principal or designee shall convene a placement committee composed of at least a campus administrator, a teacher of the student, and the parent or guardian of the student to consider the necessity of providing general education homebound instruction to the student. If the committee determines that such instruction is appropriate, the committee shall determine the type and amount of instruction to be provided and, if applicable, the length of the transition period to the school-based setting based on current medical information.

Special Education

Consistent with state rule and the SAAH, a student receiving special education services may be eligible for special education homebound services if the student is to be confined for a minimum of four weeks to a hospital or homebound setting for medical reasons specifically documented by a physician licensed to practice in the United States. If a student is chronically ill, the student's admission, review, and dismissal (ARD) committee shall determine whether the weeks of confinement need to be consecutive.

If the ARD committee determines that homebound instruction is appropriate, the committee shall determine the type and amount of instruction to be provided in accordance with law, and, if applicable, the length of the transition period to the school-based setting based on current medical information.

Documentation of Services

The District shall maintain full documentation about students receiving homebound services, in accordance with administrative procedures, the SAAH, and a student's individualized education program (IEP), as applicable.

Penelope ISD

EEH(LOCAL)-A

UPDATE 104

DATE ISSUED: 2/14/2016