The procedures for instituting home/hospital instruction are as follows:
A. Parent or advocate completes application form for home/hospital instruction.
B. Parent or advocate signs district statement of agreement for home/hospital instruction.
C. The district office and family physician complete the request for home/hospital instruction form.
D. Home/hospital instruction will begin when the family physician signs the request for home/hospital instruction form.
Role of Instructor
The function of the home/hospital instructor is to provide instructional assistance and serve as a liaison between the student and the school in the following manner:
A. Elementary (emphasizes reading, math and language skills)
- Contact classroom teacher initially and on an ongoing basis.
- Obtain books, materials and assignments from the homeroom teacher.
- Keep parents/guardians or advocate informed as to the progress of the student.
- Communicate with the teacher of the student while on home/hospital instruction. Grading shall be the responsibility of the classroom teacher.
B. Middle/High School (receives instruction in required subjects)
- Contact school counselor or designee and have them set up initial communication with home/hospital instructor and classroom teacher.
- Contact each classroom teacher on a weekly basis and arrange for books, materials and assignments; also include a class schedule, class outlines, etc., of what the student needs to fulfill credit requirements for quarter, semester and year.
- Communicate with the teachers of the student while on home/ hospital instruction. Grading shall be the responsibility of the classroom teacher.
If the student is unable to complete regular classroom assignments, the home/hospital instructor will work with the regular classroom teacher to modify or develop alternative classroom assignments to meet required course work.
The instructor will:
A. Contact parents or advocate and arrange home/hospital instruction schedule.
B. Discuss with the parent or advocate any conditions surrounding the student’s disability or educational development that may have a bearing on the program.
C. Discuss the need for a supervising adult to be present during the teacher’s visit, if applicable.
D. Discuss the need for an appropriate learning environment.
- Other youngsters and/or adults should remain out of the room while the lesson is in progress. This does not apply to teen parents. They may have their infant or child with them as appropriate.
- The student should be properly dressed and ready for lessons at the appropriate time.
- Adequate study time should be scheduled each day, taking into account the physical limitations of the student.
E. Communicate with the student’s home school.
Termination of Home/Hospital Instruction
Instruction will be terminated if the qualified medical practitioner determines the advisability of the student returning to school.
Extension of the original instruction period must be requested by the parent/guardian or advocate, and verified by the attending qualified medical practitioner.
The home/hospital instructor will contact the home and hospital office when the student returns to school.
Instructor Reimbursement Procedures
When the time sheets and mileage sheets are received by the payroll office, the amounts will be computed and submitted for payment.