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Homebound Services

Students who are physically unable to attend school may be eligible for homebound services.   Homebound services are designed for temporary absences from school and medical documentation must be provided including the forms below.  

The homebound teacher will provide assignments sent by the classroom teacher and work with the student during their visits.  Homebound services may be served virtually, at the home, or at another safe mutually agreed-upon location.  

The goal of the homebound program is to provide instruction such that the child will stay caught up with assignments and learning so that they can be successful once they are able to return to the classroom environment.  

Homebound services should be used as a last resort and other options should be explored, such as a reduced schedule or accommodations made within the school and/or classroom. Parents/Guardians should consult with the school guidance counselor(s) and/or the school administration prior to applying for homebound services.  

All of the forms below need to be completed before an evaluation for homebound services is made. Once the forms are completed they should be sent to the School Counselor. Once received by the school, the Director of Student Services will be contacted and a meeting will be scheduled to determine if homebound services are appropriate. 

Basic Information Regarding Homebound

CCS Homebound Request Form to be signed and returned to the School Counselor

Physician/Medical Release Form to be signed and returned to the School Counselor

CCS Physician Form to be signed and completed by a Medical Physician

Medically Fragile:

A student who qualifies for special education in one of the existing categories of disability and for whom a licensed medical doctor has provided documentation that an associated or accompanying chronic illness is so severe as to affect the student's school attendance. A medically fragile student is one whose illness frequently places him/her in life-threatening situations. In addition, he/she may be technology- dependent on life support systems, i.e., tracheotomy, gastrostomy, etc.

Rare instances may exist in which a child does not qualify for special education as defined in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). However, the child would unquestionably meet the definition of disabled under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and thus would be eligible for consideration as a medically fragile student. (p.19)   NC Student Attendance & Accounting Manual (Homebound)



Director of Student Services
Dr. Gregory Monroe
p: 252-514-6341
f: 252-514-6376