Home/hospital instruction provides educational services to students who cannot attend school for extended periods due to temporary or recurring conditions, including fractures, surgical recuperation, or other physical, health, or mental conditions as verified by a licensed professional. An “extended period” refers to an absence for more than five consecutive school days. Any student who is expected to be out of school
Home/hospital instruction will be a minimum of two visits per week with one hour of instruction per visit, which is equivalent to one child’s attendance in school for five (5) days. Students on extended placement in home/hospital instruction may receive virtual/online instruction, which would be in addition to the minimum two (2) one (1)-hour visits per week. A parent or responsible adult must be present in the home/hospital room during the time the home/hospital teacher is present.
Students who are expected to be out of school five or more school days should complete an application. Applications must be approved by the Homebound committee. Students who receive services for disabilities will also need approval of the ARC/504 committee.
Homebound students receive two one-hour sessions a week during daytime school hours. Students are expected to return to their school when their physician allows it.
Mental Health Verification
For mental health conditions, pursuant to KRS 159.030, homebound applications must be recommended and signed by either a licensed psychologist or a psychiatrist. Any homebound application submitted for mental health conditions will be denied without the appropriate signatures.
Please return applications to:
288 Wildcat Lane
Bardstown, KY 40004
or fax to (859) 231-1213