Homebound Instruction

Homebound Instruction

Our Homebound Mission 
To provide relevant academic instruction with highly qualified, caring teachers to students who are too ill to attend school regularly and meet Homebound's requirements for enrollment.

Purpose:
Homebound services are provided to SUSD students who cannot attend school due to an acute illness, disease, accident or other health condition for 60 or more school days. 

Qualifications:
All students referred to and applying for Homebound Services must first be found eligible for the program.  The student must be examined by a competent medical doctor (D.O. or M.D. certification) who certifies that the student is unable to attend regular classes for a period of at least 60 consecutive school days.

Application Process:

  • Parent and Doctor complete Homebound Application
  • Doctor must have seen student within 30 days of applying for services
  • Doctor must indicate diagnosis and reasons why student cannot attend school part-time or full-time
  • Doctor must state that student will be out of the classroom for no less than 60 school days
  • Doctor must indicate an anticipated date of when the student is expected to return to school
  • Homebound will contact doctor to verify information
  • Homebound interviews family/student
  • 504 or IEP Meeting will be held to discuss eligibility and services

Enrollment and Services:
A certified teacher(s) will provide one hour per subject per week up to four hours per week in core subjects. Direct instructional hours of service include academic and special education related services (if needed). Services will be during school hours or after school hours based upon teacher availability.

Please contact the homebound office for further details regarding the homebound program.
 
THE LAW:

"Homebound" or "hospitalized" means a pupil who is capable of profiting from academic instruction but is unable to attend school due to illness, disease, accident or other health conditions, who has been examined by a competent medical doctor and who is certified by that doctor as being unable to attend regular classes for a period of not less than three school months or a pupil who is capable of profiting from academic instruction but is unable to attend school regularly due to chronic or acute health problems, who has been examined by a competent medical doctor and who is certified by that doctor as being unable to attend regular classes for intermittent periods of time totaling three school months during a school year. The medical certification shall state the general medical condition, such as illness, disease or chronic health condition, that is the reason that the pupil is unable to attend school. Homebound or hospitalized includes a student who is unable to attend school for a period of less than three months due to a pregnancy if a competent medical doctor, after an examination, certifies that the student is unable to attend regular classes due to risk to the pregnancy or to the student's health.

Contacts

Tiffiny Maxwell
tmaxwell@susd.org 
Homebound Program Coordinator
480-484-5037 

Fax:  480-484-5104
Mohave District Annex
8500 East Jackrabbit Road
Scottsdale, AZ  85250

Important Information

Homebound Application