Homebound Instruction (Medical Only)

The Board of Education through the regulations establishing Standards for Accrediting Public Schools in Virginia requires in 8 VAC 20-131-180 that:

 Homebound instruction shall be made available to students who are confined at home or in a healthcare facility for periods that would prevent normal school attendance based upon certification of need by a licensed physician or licensed clinical psychologist. For students eligible for special education or related services, the Individualized Education Program committee must revise the IEP, as appropriate, to direct off-site instruction. Credit for the work shall be awarded when it is done under the supervision of a teacher licensed by the Board of Education and meets the requirements of 8 VAC 20-131-110.

 The KWCPS Homebound Instruction Handbook has been developed to provide guidance in the provision of homebound instructional services to students who are confined at home or in a healthcare facility. For the purposes of homebound instructional services, “confined at home or in a healthcare facility” means the student is unable to participate in the normal day-to-day activities typically expected during school attendance; and absences from home are infrequent, of relatively short duration, or to receive health care treatment.

 For more information, email Mrs. Cynthia Cosby.