COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 131

July 6, 2007

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Billy K. Cannaday, Jr.

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Homebound Instruction Manual and Annual Report

 

The Board of Education through the Regulations Establishing Standards for Accrediting Public Schools in Virginia requires that homebound instruction shall be made available to public school students confined at home or in a health care facility for periods that would prevent normal school attendance. The Guidelines for Homebound Instructional Services have been revised and may be accessed at: http://www.doe.virginia.gov/VDOE/sess/Homebound.pdf. Major changes to the manual include the addition of online instruction guidelines and a more clear delineation of responsibilities by job title.

 

Fiscal year 2008 funding is provided through the current appropriations act. The reporting of Homebound Instructional Services data for school year 2006-2007 will be collected through the Single Sign-On for Web Systems (SSWS) utilizing the criteria and guidelines outlined in the revised manual. Additional information will be provided regarding the reporting process and dates for data collection.

 

If you have any questions please contact Tia Campbell, school health specialist, at (804)786-8671 or Tia.Campbell@doe.virginia.gov.

 

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