Richmond Public Schools (RPS) has a responsibility to meet the educational needs of children who are confined to their homes because of illness, injury, pregnancy, or emotional difficulties. Frequently, these children are unable to attend school for an extended period of time. Homebound instruction enables such children to continue their educational program while confined at home. Educational and physical modifications may be attempted before students are placed on homebound instruction.
Home-based services are determined by the student’s Individualized Education Plan teams. Home-based services are also requested by the Disciplinary Review Hearing Officer for discipline related reasons. Students who have been charged with “certain” charges as indicated in VA Code 16.1-260G will receive home-based services until charges are reviewed and resolved.
Characteristics of an ideal student:
- Student who has been successful with non-traditional methods of learning
- Student who thrives with one-to-one instruction
- Student who learns using varied instructional techniques as well as multiple learning modalities
Harry L. Morgan, III
Manager, Pupil Placement Services