Make Any Sense: Off-Site Instruction Provided On-Site?

Based on a doctor’s order, my daughter is receiving homebound instruction. The school district makes us provide transportation to the school for this instruction. Shouldn’t the school provide transportation or a teacher to come to our home? Transportation for Homebound Services If your child has an IEP, the IEP controls the services, regardless of where they are delivered – at home or in the public school. The IEP team determines what the child requires in …Read more

Why Won’t the School Provide Homebound Instruction?

My child’s doctor recommended homebound instruction. The school said they had the authority to override that recommendation. Why won’t the school provide homebound services? Issues of homebound are determined in part by state law and state regulations, if any, on the subject. IDEA 2004 and the federal regulations provide no guidance on this issue. However, if your child has an IEP, the IEP controls the services, regardless of where they are delivered – at home …Read more

Who Can Override an IEP?

The IEP team, including the parents, agreed that a student would receive homebased instruction for  part of the day for instruction in academic  subjects.  He would attend vocational courses at the school the rest of the day.  The school division superintendent decided to override the IEP team placement. Can he do that? The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act states that all decisions about a child’s special education program and placement are  made by the IEP …Read more