Homebound Attendance Procedures

What's Required

In the State of Texas, the Students Attendance Accounting Handbook provides guidance to districts regarding Homebound procedures. District procedures are provided to provide greater clarity and depth to the Homebound processes in Spring ISD. However, The Student Attendance Accounting Handbook , and TEC 89.63 outline legal requirements and limits. 

This instructional arrangement/setting is for providing special education and related services to students who are served at home or hospital bedside. (A) Students 
served on a homebound or hospital bedside basis are expected to be confined for a minimum of four consecutive weeks as documented by a physician licensed to practice in the United States. Homebound or hospital bedside instruction may, as provided by local district policy, also be provided to chronically ill students who are expected to be confined for any period of time totaling at least four weeks throughout the school year as documented by a physician licensed to practice in the United States. The student's ARD committee shall determine the amount of services to be provided to the student in this instructional arrangement/setting in accordance with federal and state laws, rules, and regulations, including the provisions specified in subsection (b) of this section. (B) Home instruction may also be used for services to infants and toddlers (birth through age 2) and young children (ages 3-5) when determined appropriate by the child's individualized family services plan (IFSP) committee or ARD committee. This arrangement/setting also applies to school districts described in Texas Education 
Code, §29.0

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