COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 45
March 1, 1996

INFORMATIONAL

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: William C. Bosher, Jr.
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: REIMBURSEMENT FOR HOMEBOUND SERVICES

 
  Recently, the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) has
  received questions concerning the reimbursement for expenses
  incurred in providing homebound instruction to special
  education and regular classroom students for reasons other
  than medical concerns.  Please be advised that in accordance
  with the Handbook for Homebound Services - Revised January,
  1990 and the Standards and Regulations for Public Schools in
  Virginia (Standards for Accreditation), Section 4.16, the
  Virginia Department of Education will reimburse school
  divisions for homebound instruction provided only to those
  students for whom there is certification of need by a
  licensed physician or a licensed clinical psychologist.
  
  There are other home instruction options available to
  students.  However, these options are not reimbursable
  through homebound instruction funds.
  
  If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Chet Walrod,
  (804) 786-9775 in the Office of Special Education Services.
  
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