Provide an alternative for the regular education student having a temporary medical illness that substantially limits one or more major life activities as it applies to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to enable the student to maintain their class work standards as agreed upon by the SBLC as outlined in the student’s Section 504 “Individualized Accountability Plan” (IAP).
Provide an alternative for Exceptional Students having a medical illness if the illness impacts their class work as agreed upon by the Individual Education Program (IEP) committee.
Before the decision to place a student homebound is made,the following strategies mustbe utilizedby the school and family:
After three consecutive missed days, the school must provide the parent/guardian withassignments for the student to complete and return them to the teacher upon completion.
Provide an alternative to traditional practices, enabling the student to maintain his/her class work by using interventions and accommodations:
Abbreviated class, and/or school day, and/or school week
Rearrangement or relocation of classroom for instruction
Alternative school setting such as VirtualSchool online courses
Utilize tutoring programs available in East BatonRouge Parish
When the School’s Last Recourse is Homebound Placement after an absence of more than ten (10) consecutive days:
The SCHOOL BUILDING LEVEL COMMITTEE (SBLC) OR INDIVIDUAL EDUCATIONPROGRAM (IEP) COMMITTEE must determine the educational needs of the student, including:
Duration of homeboundservices utilizing physician recommendations as well as relevant documentation presented
Method of delivery of services neededto maintain academic standing while ill or incapacitated
Accommodations/Supports needed while receiving academic services in the hospital or homebound environment
*Note: SBLC committee should include regular education teacher, SBLC Coordinator/Guidance Counselor, administrator and school nurse (if request involves a medical concern)
Revised Section 1103 for Compulsory Attendance
Reference: Bulletin 741 – Louisiana Handbook for School Administrators Chapter 11. Student Services §1103 Compulsory Attendance
A student who is enrolled in regular education or special education and who, as a result of health care treatment, physical illness, accident, or the treatment thereof, is temporarily unable to attend school, shall be provided instructional services in the home or hospital environment. (Homebound Instruction)
Homebound instruction shall be provided by a properly certified teacher on the 11th school day following an absence of more than ten (10) consecutiveschool days for a qualifying illness.
After a student has been absent for ten (10) days, for one of the above-identified reasons, the student shall be referred for review by the SBLC to determine need for referral for Section 504 services if the student has not previously been identified as a student with a disability.
Homebound instruction, at a minimum, shall be provided in the core academic subjects: English, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies.
Consideration shall be given to the individual need for services beyond the core academic subjects for students with disabilities.
Homebound services may be provided via a consultative model (properly certified regular or special education teacher when appropriate, consults with the homebound teacher delivering instruction) for students needing such services less than 20 days during a school year.
THE HOMEBOUND OFFICE WILL ASSIGN A TEACHER AS REQUESTED AND MONITOR SERVICES.
Homebound sessions shall be provided:
During school hours as determined by the homebound student enrollment count
Through the technological means available to the student
Homebound forms for parents/guardian and school shall be accessed from the H/H Forms link on this website.
A student’s home school counselor or home school designated contact person is responsible for initiating the homebound application process as well as assisting in the communication process between classroom and homebound teacher, facilitating an orderly transition from school to home and back to school. The parent(s) obtain the appropriate application requiring a physician’s signed statement
and his treatment plan: H/H Application Form 1A, pages 1 & 2
from the counselor.
When the parent obtains the initial applications, they also receive a set of homebound rules to read and sign. The signed rules become part of the homebound application packet.
HH Parent/Student Rules Form 1B
Parents return these completed forms to the school counselor. The School Building Level Committee will then meet to determine what action should be taken and will complete the following form with recommendation(s). The student must have attended the school site for a period of time so that the SBLC committee consisting of a knowledgeable group of individuals associated with this student can make an informed decision concerning the need for homebound services.
SBLC H/H Form 2
** If the regular or exceptional student's education can be continued on campus with accommodations, the committee will notify the parent in a timely manner.
** However, if the committee decides that the school setting is not appropriate, they will:
§ Regular Students:
The SBLC committee writes recommendations and accommodations on the appropriate SBLC forms:
H/H Form 2 & IAP
Plus, the school counselor completes Form 3 H/H Applicationand submits it along with previous forms to the homebound office.
§ Exceptional Students:
Given the new medical or other pertinent information, the Pupil Appraisal Department will be notified immediately to conduct a Multidisciplinary Evaluation to lend evidence of a need for “change of placement.” (Student's whose IEP placement is already Hospital/Homebound at the beginning of the school year will require only HH application Forms 1a, 2, and 3 to obtain verification of continued need for homebound placement from a qualified physician.)
At the Evaluation meeting, the IEP committee will reconvene to indicate the change of placement, if the committee agrees that Hospital/ Homebound or some other placement is warranted. Appropriate length of time for instruction and accommodations for the placement will be made at that time respective to the medical condition of the student.
H/H Application Form 3
The counselor will then submit all H/H Applications (Form 1A, 1B, SBLC H/H Form 2, HH Application Form 3) with the Re-evaluation documentation and new IEP that states Hospital/Homebound as the LRE/Placement.
The school counselor will also attach the student’s current ESchoolPlus+ class schedule.
After the school completes the application procedures for obtaining homebound instruction using these approved directives, the homebound office will provide the following information to the school counselor’s office in a timely manner:
Copy of the approved homebound application indicating:
Approved homebound duration
Name of assigned Hospital/Homebound teacher
Approval signature of Hospital/Homebound administrator
A copy of the student’s grades at each reporting period
Verification of extension of services, when applicable
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