SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 45
March 1, 1996
|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. WCBJr:kts