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 order to receive FAPE, i.e., a free appropriate public education.
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 or in the public school. The IEP team determines what the child requires in order to receive FAPE, i.e., a free appropriate public education. Placing …Read more
Recently, someone asked a question about homebound services, whether the law limits the time for direct instruction. Here’s the question… My daughter is on home bound services and the special education director insists that by law the school district is only required to provide 2 hours of services a week, regardless of what the IEP team decides. The child currently receives 112 1/2 minutes of math, 112 1/2 minutes of language arts and 56 1/4 minutes of geography & science a week. That is nowhere near the amount of time she needs to learn the same information as her junior …Read more