Homebound/Hospitalized services are for students who face a medical condition which does not allow them to attend school for at least five consecutive days. To begin homebound/hospitalized services, the school building principal must receive a completed Medical Statement Form from the student’s physician. Once the form is reviewed and approved, the school will provide a homebound/hospitalized certified teacher for the student.
As of the 2005-2006 school year, the ISD will only fund Homebound and Hospitalized situations that are clearly medical in nature. The superintendent will review all requests for ISD support. Local school districts interested in having the ISD consider a special homebound/hospitalized circumstance need to contact the ISD superintendent for further information.
The ISD reserves the right to withhold homebound instruction when 1.) the instructor’s presence in the place of a student’s confinement presents a hazard to the health of the teacher, 2.) a parent or other adult in authority is not at home with the student during the hours of instruction, and/or 3.) the condition of the student is such as to preclude his/her benefit from such instruction.
Links & Resources
Michigan Department of Education – Homebound and Hospitalized Services Guidelines
This link provides the most recent Michigan Department of Education homebound/hospitalized guidelines.
Michigan Legislation for Homebound/Hospitalized Services
This link provides the State Aid Act legislative language about homebound/hospitalized requirements.
The Menominee County Intermediate School District is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate on the basis of religion, race, color, national origin, age, gender, marital status, height, weight, or handicap. Persons denied equal opportunity based on these conditions may file a complaint with Carol Bergquist, Menominee County ISD Compliance Coordinator and/or the Michigan Civil Rights Commission, Lansing, Michigan.