Section 14-13.01(a) of the School Code provides that home or hospital services be delivered to students who cannot attend school due to a medical condition. To qualify, a parent must submit a statement by a licensed Physician, Advanced Practice Nurse, or Physician Assistant identifying the student’s medical condition, the impact on the student’s ability to participate in education, and the anticipated duration or nature of the student’s absence from school.
PTHS District 209 believes that students should attend school on a full-time basis to the extent greatest possible. However, there are situations in which a student cannot attend school due to medical, mental health, or disciplinary circumstances. The provision of homebound tutoring services may become necessary.
Homebound tutoring services cannot replicate the complete educational experience in which a student would participate if he/she attended school full time. Instead, homebound tutoring services are designed to provide continuity of educational services while a student is out of school and enable the student to return to the classroom.
Homebound instruction is designed to provide continuity of educational services for students whose medical needs, both physical and psychiatric, do not allow school attendance for a limited period of time. Homebound instruction may be used to supplement the classroom program for students with health impairments whose conditions may interfere with regular school attendance.