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La Canada USD |  BP  6183  Instruction

Home And Hospital Instruction   

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Students temporarily disabled by accident or by physical, mental or emotional illness may receive individual instruction at home.

Home or hospital instruction shall be provided only when a student is expected to be out of school for two weeks or longer.

Home or hospital instruction shall be provided only by teachers with valid California teaching credentials.

Insofar as possible, the home teacher shall consult with the student's current classroom teacher or teachers so as to provide a continuity of instruction that enables the student to keep up with the regular school programs.

When seeking instruction for a student at home, the parent/guardian shall present this request to the student study team at the home school, together with an appropriate physician's written description of the disabling condition. The physician shall have determined that the student is unable to attend school and will not expose the home teacher to any contagious disease that can be transmitted by casual contact. The district requires a parent/adult designee to be present in the home for the entire session anytime a home teacher provides instruction.

(cf. 5112.2 Exclusions from Attendance)

(cf. 5141.22 Infectious Diseases)

The district shall notify parents/guardians annually that (1) individual instruction is available for temporarily disabled student s and (2) when a student becomes temporarily disabled, it is the parent/guardian's responsibility to notify the district in which the student is receiving care. (Education Code 48208)

(cf. 1621 - Home-Based Schooling)

(cf. 6158 - independent Study Programs)

Legal Reference:


44865 Qualifications for home teachers

45031 Home teachers

48200 Minimum school day

48206.3 Pupils with temporary disabilities; individual instruction; definitions; computing average daily attendance

48206.5 Continuation of individual instruction programs for students with temp. disabilities

48207 Pupils with temporary disabilities in hospitals out- side of school district; compliance with residency requirements

48208 Presence of pupils with temporary disabilities in qualifying hospitals; notice by parents or guardians; commencement of individualized instruction

48980 Required notification of rights and availability of nutrition and individualized instruction programs

51800-51802 Employment of home teachers


421 Method of verification

423 Prolonged illness


Adopted: July 15, 2003 La Canada Flintridge, California