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2412 - Homebound Instruction Program

The Board may provide, pursuant to rules of the State Board of Education, individual instruction to students who are unable to attend classes because of accident, illness, or disability.

Documentation of the disabling condition shall be done by a physician licensed to practice in this State who shall certify that the patient

  A. is confined to home or hospital.


  B. is expected to be absent from school due to physical or psychiatric condition for at least 15 consecutive school days or due to chronic condition for at least 15 school days which need not run consecutively.


  C. will be able to participate in and benefit from an instructional program.


  D. is under medical care for illness or injury which is catastrophic, acute, or chronic in nature.


  E. can receive an instructional program without endangering the health of the instructor or other student with whom the instructor may come in contact.


Eligible students must be enrolled in a public school in grades K through 12 grade prior to the referral for homebound or hospitalized services unless the student is identified as having met the criteria for another ESE disability category.

The program of homebound instruction given each student shall be in accordance with State Board of Education rules and as determined by the Individual Education Plan (IEP) Team.

F.S. 1003.01
F.A.C. 6A-6.03020

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