Hospital/Homebound is an alternative educational setting to provide students with instructional services during a temporary period of absence from school. These instructional services are provided by a certified teacher or consultative model in which both the following conditions exist:
The student is enrolled in Bogalusa City Schools;
The student is not able to be moved from the hospital or home environment to a full-time educational program as a result of physical illness, accident, or emotional crisis or the treatment thereof.
Students who are enrolled in public school may qualify for Hospital/ Homebound services by obtaining medical documentation of need from the appropriate treating physician.
Hospital/Homebound instructional services are designed to support general or special education students who, as a result of health care treatment, physical illness, accident, emotional crisis, or the treatment thereof, are temporarily unable to attend school.
Hospital/Homebound services are provided in the hospital, home environment, or a neutral location when indicated. Services are provided by a certified teacher and should begin on the eleventh day following an absence of more than ten (10) consecutive days for a qualifying illness.
Hospital/Homebound instruction should be used as a last resort after all other options or alternative schedules (i.e. half days, work packets, etc.) have been exhausted.
Students may qualify for hospital/homebound services if the student is enrolled in the Bogalusa City School system and has a written request for services from the attending physician. Physician must be a specialist in the area for which the student is being placed on hospital/homebound, i.e. orthopedist, psychiatrist, obstetrician, etc.
2018-2019 Hospital-Homebound Manual
Hospital-Homebound Medical Certification
Hospital-Homebound Eligibility Form
Hospital-Homebound Approval Form
Hospital-Homebound Travel Reimbursement
Ms. Robin Chastant, RN
Mrs. Kristy McNabb, RN