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    Durham Public Schools utilizes N.C. certified teachers to support the instructional needs of students medically restricted from attending school.

     

    • Homebound teachers support students academically through assignments/textbooks and online materials provided by students classroom teachers. They provide the following:
      • instructional assistance in the home or library
      • assist students with new assignments
      • review of skills and concepts presented in the classroom
      • return completed assignments for grading by the classroom teachers
    • Students eligible for homebound instructional services must meet the following criteria:
      • Be enrolled in a Durham Public School
      • Experience absences that exceed four consecutive weeks of school
      • Present a medical necessity prohibiting full-time school attendance
      • Have written verification of a medical necessity is required from physician providing the medical care for each nine week grading period
      • The medical provider must provide the reason(s) for absence and the anticipated date of returning to school
      • Partial school attendance is encouraged to minimize the social and academic impact of extended school absence
    • Important things to remember before you request to enroll your child in our homebound program:
      • Homebound instruction cannot replicated classroom instruction
      • Homebound teachers do not assign or grade student work
      • Homebound is not available for students with brief absences of less than 20 consecutive days
      • The school may limit the number of courses students can take during homebound as they miss all classroom instruction for the course taken
      • The classroom teachers remain the primary contact and are the teacher of record authorized to evaluate student progress and assign grades