The Georgia Board of Education recognizes its responsibility, in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, to provide a public education program for students who have a medically-diagnosed physical condition that restricts them to a hospital or home for a period of time that will significantly interfere with their education.
A student is eligible for homebound instruction if he/she will be absent at least 2 weeks from school due to injuries, illnesses or emotional problems. A referral form must be completed and returned to the school prior to the beginning of homebound instruction. Referral forms are available from your child's school office. A certified teacher will provide instruction for a minimum of 3 hours per week.
Students are not eligible for hospital/homebound instructional services if absence is due to communicable disease, pregnancy not requiring abnormal restriction of activities as prescribed by a licensed physician, if the illness does not confine them to a facility or if such services are not specified in the individualized education program (IEP) of a special education student.
Instructional services can be offered in a home or hospital setting. An adult must be present during entire home instructional period. If a student is ambulatory, homebound instruction will be provided at the LaFayette Educational Center.
For the purposes of counting attendance, the student will be counted present if instructional services are provided for three hours per week.
Your cooperation is important.
Homebound Information Staff:
Whitney Noel: 770-235-3461
Charlotte Robinson: 770-235-3207