School Code requires all school-age children to attend school. The
purpose of Homebound Instruction is to provide eligible students access
to continuous instruction at home if they are unable to attend school
due to a temporary medical, psychiatric, or behavioral condition
estimated to be at least two (2) consecutive weeks to six (6) months in
duration. This may include ongoing intermittent absences. Providing
this instruction is a team effort that involves parents/guardians,
health providers, guidance counselors, classroom teachers, homebound
teachers, administrative staff, and the student.
Homebound service requires
completion of ISBE Form 34-58 Medical Certification for Home/Hospital
Instruction from a licensed Medical Doctor, Doctor of Osteopathic
Medicine, Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, or Physician Assistant.
Statements from any medical personnel other than a licensed M.D., D.O.,
APRN, or PA, (e.g. psychologists, physical therapists, or chiropractors), are not accepted by the state. The form is given to the student’s guidance counselor to begin the approval process.
- Diagnosis and impact on ability to participate in education
- Begin Date
- Anticipated Return Date