Provide an alternative for the regular education student having a temporary medical illness that substantially limits one or more major life activities as it applies to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to enable the student to maintain their class work standards as agreed upon by the district school administration as outlined in the student’s Section 504 “Individualized Accommodation Plan” (IAP).|
Provide an alternative for Exceptional Students having a medical illness if the illness impacts their class work as agreed upon by the Individual Education Program (IEP) committee.
Before the decision to place a student homebound is made, the following strategies must be utilized by theschool and family:
After three consecutive missed days, the school must provide the parent/guardian with assignments for the student to complete and return them to the teacher upon completion.
- Abbreviated class, and/or school day, and/or school week
- Rearrangement or relocation of classroom for instruction
- Alternative school setting such as Virtual School online courses
- Utilize tutoring programs available in East Baton Rouge Parish
The Hospital/Homebound Program office is located in the Goodwood Administrative Center at 6550 Sevenoaks, Baton Rouge, LA 70806. Phone: (225) 771-8878 and FAX: 929-8775.
EBRPSS, Hospital/Homebound Program, James Newman, Supervisor, PH (225) 929-8692 FAX (225) 929-8775
Complete the following forms:HH Intake Form 2, HH Form 3, and IAP
HH Application Forms 2 & 3The counselor will contact the school test coordinator to find out which state/district tests the student will take during the period of homebound instruction and indicate which tests on HH Form 3. After all student information is completed, the counselor will submit all HH Applications (Form 1A, 1B, Form 2 and Form 3) and submit them along with the IAP to the Homebound Office.
Given the new medical or other pertinent information, the Pupil Appraisal Department will be notified immediately to conduct a Multidisciplinary Evaluation to lend evidence of a need for “change of placement.” (Student’s whose IEP placement is already Hospital/Homebound at the beginning of the school year will require only HH application Forms 1A, 2 and 3 to obtain verification of continued need for homebound placement from a qualified physician.)At the Evaluation meeting, the IEP committee will reconvene to indicate the change of placement, if the committee agrees that Hospital/Homebound or some other placement is warranted. Contact the Homebound Program Office for recommendations for appropriate homebound instruction times and accommodations for the placement to be made at that time respective to the medical condition of the student.
HH Application Form 2 & 3The counselor will contact the school test coordinator to find out which state/district tests the student will take during the period of homebound instruction and indicate which tests on HH Form 3. After all student information is completed, the counselor will submit all HH Applications (Form 1A, 1B, Form 2 and Form 3) with any Re-evaluation documentation and new IEP that states Homebound as the LRE/Placement.The school counselor will also attach the student’s current ESchoolPlus class schedule.
After the school completes the application procedures for obtaining homebound instruction using these approved directives, the homebound office will provide the following information to the school counselor’s office in a timely manner:Copy of the approved homebound application indicating:Approved homebound durationName of assigned Hospital/Homebound teacherApproval signature of Hospital/Homebound administratorA copy of the student’s grades at each reporting period
Verification of extension of services, when applicable