IHBF Homebound Instruction

Title                                   Homebound Instruction

Designation                       IHBF

Office/Custodian               Education/Executive Director of Individualized Education


The purpose of homebound instruction is to maintain continuity in the educational process for those students who, because of a temporary extended illness or condition, cannot attend school.  Homebound instruction shall not be used in lieu of the student’s normal educational placement.


The District may provide instruction, as appropriate, for students confined to their home or hospitalized upon the request of parents/guardians and with the approval of the student’s physician or other licensed health care professional.


  1. In each instance the physician/licensed health care professional must certify that the student will be unable to attend school for the length of time specified and that he or she is capable of receiving home instruction. The physician/licensed health care professional also shall be asked to give an estimate of the probable length of the student’s convalescence.


  1. A parent/guardian should request the homebound/hospital instruction as soon as it is determined that the student’s condition will require it so that instruction may begin as soon as the student is able to receive it.


Homebound instruction, although correlated with what the student is missing in the classroom, shall be geared to the student’s needs and what the student is capable of doing during the period of convalescence.  Textbooks and supporting materials shall be provided by the appropriate school.


The student and the student’s family are partners in homebound instruction and shall provide timely and accurate information regarding the medical status of the student.


For students with an Individualized Education Program (IEP) or Section 504 plan, the student’s IEP or Section 504 team shall determine the nature of the homebound instruction and the student’s IEP or Section 504 plan may be modified as appropriate to reflect the services that will be delivered in the homebound/hospital setting.


The principal and/or counselor shall determine how many hours of weekly instruction a student shall receive.



Adopted: August 12, 2010

Reviewed: July 14, 2016

Revised:  September 12, 2019



C.R.S. § 22-33-104(2)(i) (compulsory school attendance)