Lewis Hinton – Program Specialist
Very Special Arts – Coordinator
429-3695 or 468-5725
Levels of Available Services
- A Licensed physician must complete the Homebound/Hospitalized Referral Form.
- The student is expected to be CONFINED to the home at least 15 school days from the date the Homebound/Hospitalized Referral is completed by a licensed physician, OR has a chronic illness requiring extended absences throughout the school year.
- The student is able to participate in and benefit from an educational program in the hospital or home.
- A medical condition requires confinement of the student to the hospital or home.
- A medical condition requires restricted activities for an extended period of time to include participation in community or extra-curricular activities.
- The student is not currently employed.
There is no waiting period to initiate the process, and the processing beings upon notice that a child may be absent for 15 days or more. Submission of a Homebound/Hospitalized Referral does not guarantee acceptance into the program. Eligibility status is determined during an Eligibility Determination meeting. Parents must participate in the eligibility determination staffing. If the students is found eligible parental consent must be obtained before Homebound/Hospitalized Services are initiated. Homebound/Hospitalized teacher may not provide instructional service to the student outside the presence of the parent or guardian.