A student who is absent from school or whose physician anticipates that the student will be absent from school because of a medical condition may be eligible for instruction in the student’s home or hospital. Eligibility shall be determined by State law and the Illinois State Board of Education rule governing the continuum of placement options for home/hospital services. Appropriate educational services from qualified staff will begin no later than five school days after receiving a physician’s written statement . Instructional or related services for a student receiving special education services will be determined by the student’s individualized education program.
Instructional time will be provided for a minimum of 5 clock hours per week on days when school is normally in session. A student who is unable to attend school because of pregnancy will be provided home instruction, correspondence courses, or other courses of instruction (1) before the birth of the child when the student’s physician indicates, in writing, that she is medically unable to attend regular classroom instruction and (2) as well as for up to 3 months after the child’s birth or a miscarriage.
Periodic conferences will be held between appropriate school personnel, parent(s)/guardian(s) and hospital staff to coordinate course work and facilitate a student’s return to school.
LEGAL REF.: 105 ILCS 5/10-22.6a, 5/14-13.01, 5/18-4.5, and 5/18-8.05.
23 Ill.Admin.Code §1.610 and 226.300.
CROSS REF.: 6:120, 7:10; 7:280
ADOPTED: October 4, 1999
REVISED: December 21, 2006; July 1, 2011; March 21, 2012