Wichita Falls Independent School District Homebound Services
What Are Homebound Services?
Homebound services are designed to provide continuity of educational services between the classroom and the home setting for students whose medical needs make regular school attendance impossible. In cases of documented chronic illness, homebound services may also be used to supplement the classroom program through intermittent services for health impaired children whose conditions may interfere with consistent attendance. Homebound services may be considered for all students.
Homebound services is intended to be temporary, and the temporary designation is based on the requirement that instruction should take place in the regular school setting, or least restrictive environment, to the fullest extent possible. The inability to attend school must be documented by a physician licensed to practice medicine in the state of Texas.
Once homebound services are in place, progress is monitored by the teacher and coordinator, and a time-line for return to the school setting is written. Continuity of educational services for the student while receiving homebound services is essential. The program's success is based on coordination between the home campus, parent/guardian, student, homebound teacher, and home homebound coordinator. The WFISD curriculum is utilized, including textbooks, supplemental materials, and on-line programs of the home campus. Specific assignments from the home campus are tailored to meet the student’s needs based on physical ability as determined by the medical status. The goal of homebound services is to facilitate the student’s return to the current classroom setting.
David Hamilton, M. Ed
(940) 235-1019 x 14033