If a student is expected to be confined for a minimum of 4 weeks or longer for medical treatment or recuperation they may be eligible for this program.
Medically related homebound services are provided to students who are unable to attend school due to medical reasons. Homebound is not designed to take the place of the traditional school setting and it is our goal to return students to class as soon as medically possible. Assignments, textbooks, and instructional materials are provided by the student’s teachers. Students are responsible for completing required course work, projects, exams, end of course tests, end of grade test and other assessments required for graduation.
Students who are approved for homebound services may receive up to two sessions weekly. This determination is based on individual need, attention span and physical condition of the student. For students with disabilities, the frequency and duration of services are determined by the IEP team and the Office of Health Services.
Pregnant students are expected to attend school up to delivery unless documented medical information prohibits school attendance. Students should plan to return to school two weeks after delivery unless there is a documented medical delay. In most cases, pregnant students do not require homebound services.
For additional guidance regarding Cumberland County Schools’ Homebound program contact the Office of Health Services at 910.678.2406.
Published by Elizabeth Thompson on January 9, 2017