The Montgomery County School
Board shall provide homebound instruction for students who are confined for
periods that would prevent normal school attendance based upon certification of
need by a licensed physician, clinical psychologist, or psychiatrist.
Termination of homebound instruction shall be
certified by a licensed physician, clinical psychologist, or psychiatrist.
Upon request of the student's parent or guardian, and provided such request is recommended by a licensed physician, clinical psychologist or psychiatrist, the School Board shall furnish a teacher to instruct the student at home. Any grades or credits earned shall be considered a part of the student's regular schoolwork and recorded as such at the student’s school. Grades and credit for the work shall be awarded when it is done under the supervision of a certified teacher, a person eligible to hold a Virginia certificate, or other appropriately licensed professional employed by the School Board.
The division superintendent or his/her designee shall approve applicants for homebound instruction. Medical forms must be maintained on file. While receiving homebound instruction, the student shall be counted as present in school.
LEGAL REFERENCE: Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended, §
Virginia Board of Education Regulations Establishing Standards for Accrediting
Public Schools in Virginia, 8 VAC 20-131-10, et seq., “Off-Site Instruction”, 8
VAC 20-131-180 (A).