Reporting Special Education Students
Although homebound instruction is not a special education placement
option for students with disabilities, there are occasions when a student with
a disability may receive homebound instruction due to a temporary excusal from
compulsory attendance in the same manner as the student's non-disabled peers. The
decision of whether a student with an IEP should be on homebound instruction is
recommended to be in consultation with the IEP team.
When homebound instruction is approved locally for students with
disabilities, districts and charter schools must report immediately the
homebound instruction to the Department and then file a follow-up report when
the temporary placement has concluded and the student has returned to school.
Additionally, as indicated on the SES@Home website, districts and charter
schools must document the physician's recommendation for homebound.
If, at the end of an initial three months of homebound instruction, the
IEP team deems that an extension is appropriate, the request should be made via
the usual method of requesting an extension via the Form PDE-4675
If the temporary condition that precipitated the excusal from
attendance for a student with disabilities results in a change in the student's
need for specially designed instruction, districts and charter schools may need
to reevaluate the student and /or reconvene the student's IEP team to determine
whether it is necessary to revise the IEP and change the student's placement to
instruction conducted in the home.
Homebound Instruction versus Instruction
Conducted in the Home
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