The Homebound Instructional Program is administered by the Department of Pupil Personnel Services. It is designed for students who are unable to attend school for a short period of time while they are recuperating from:
- A physical illness or disability
- A short-term mental/emotional crisis
- Pregnancy or pregnancy related issues
- Superintendent’s Hearing Process
Homebound Instruction is only provided in the above referenced cases.
HOMEBOUND INSTRUCTION PROCESS
· The parent submits a written request to the School Principal or Guidance Counselor
- (if the parent contacts the Department of Pupil Personnel, they will be directed to the Principal or Guidance Counselor). This request includes a signed statement by a physician , psychologist or social worker describing the diagnosis and the duration of the illness or condition.
- The completed request is then forwarded to the Office of Pupil Personnel Services along with the medical documentation to be reviewed by the District Physician, who will make the final determination.
- The Department of Pupil Personnel notifies the school of the approval and arranges for the tutors. The Department will notify the school and the parents who the selected tutors are. Instruction will begin when the tutors and the family have agreed upon a schedule.
· The tutor will gather the books and materials from the school secretary and maintain an on-going working relationship with the student’s teachers to ensure the continuity of instruction.
HOMEBOUND INSTRUCTION BEGINS WHEN:
Homebound instruction can begin immediately upon receiving approval from the Department of Pupil Personnel Services. A minimum of two days is required to arrange for the tutoring services.
If the tutoring is to take place in the home, a parent must be present.
WHERE IS THE HOMEBOUND INSTRUCTION PROVIDED?
Homebound instruction is provided in the home or at the Field Library. Arrangements are made with the family and the tutor.
WHO SUPERVISES THE HOMEBOUND INSTRUCTORS?
The certified homebound instructors are supervised by the Department of Pupil Personnel Services. Complaints regarding tutors and their services should be directed to the department.
HOW ARE GRADES GENERATED?
Quarterly progress reports are provided by the school after the individual homebound instructor submits the completed work. The student’s teacher inputs the grades after conferring with the homebound instructor and upon receipt of the completed coursework. The school then generates the report card which is sent to the parents.
The student must complete all coursework and examinations, including Regents in order to obtain a grade.