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Standard Elementary SD  |  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 or in a hospital or residential health facility within the district. Such instruction may be given from one to five hours a week.

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

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

The home teacher will consult with the student's current class- room teacher or teachers so as to provide a continuity of instruction that enables the student to keep up with the regular school program insofar as possible.

When seeking instruction for a student at home or in a hospital located within the district, the parent or guardian shall present this request at the school, together with a 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.

(cf. 5141.22 - Infectious Diseases)

As required by law, the district shall notify parents annually that (1) individual instruction is available for temporarily disabled students 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)

An out-of-district student temporarily disabled and confined to a hospital or health facility within this district shall receive individual instruction when the district is notified by the student's parent/guardian. Within five days of notification, the district shall determine whether the student is able to receive instruction and, if so, when it shall begin. If given, instruction shall begin within five days of this determination.

The district administrator shall maintain regulations to implement the home and hospital instruction program.

(cf. 5112.2 - Exclusions from Attendance)

(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: September 29, 1988 Bakersfield, California