Homebound instruction is designed to provide continuity of educational services between the classroom and home settings for students whose individual needs prevent their school attendance. While it is a temporary placement; no specific number of days can be set due to the many complex variables in each student's case. The "temporary" requirement is based on the premise that instruction should take place in the school setting to the fullest extent possible. The goal of homebound services is to facilitate the student's return to the classroom setting.
Continuity of educational services for the student while receiving homebound instruction is crucial. Regular communication with appropriate school person (principal, counselor, and teacher (s)) is maintained by the homebound teacher and the program coordinator. It is important to note that instruction provided by the homebound teacher should closely approximate that of the student's classroom teacher(s)). The curriculum, including textbooks and materials from the Homebound Program and/or the base school, are utilized. This includes instructional packets, handouts, quizzes, and tests. Specific assignments may be tailored to meet the student's current needs based on physical ability it relation to the reason for homebound services.