The Board of Education of the Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District recognizes that students may be unable to participate in their regular school program due to temporary physical, mental, or emotional disabilities. In such cases, individual instruction may be provided at the student's home or in a hospital or residential health facility within the district boundaries. Such instruction may be given from one to five hours a week and will be provided when a student is expected to be out of school for four weeks or longer.

The goal of home or hospital instruction shall be maintenance of the student's former level of performance while recovering from the temporary disability so as not to jeopardize the student's future performance upon returning to a regular class or alternative education program. As such, it is expected that the home/hospital instructor and the student's current classroom teacher or teachers cooperatively provide an instructional program so as to provide a continuity of instruction that enables the student to keep up with the regular school program insofar as is possible.

Eligibility, parent and district responsibilities, and accounting procedures shall be specified in administrative regulations consistent with state law. Moreover, as required by law, the district shall notify parents annually (1) that individual instruction is available for temporarily disabled students and (2) that when a student becomes temporarily disabled, it is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to notify the district in which the student is receiving care.



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Education Code


Qualifications for home teachers




Home teachers




Pupils with temporary disabilities; individual Instruction; definitions; computing average daily attendance




Continuation of individual instruction programs for students with temporary disabilities




Pupils with temporary disabilities in hospitals outside of school district; residence requirements




Presence of pupils with temporary disabilities in qualifying hospitals; notice by parents or guardians; commencement of individualized instruction




Required notification of rights




Employment of home teachers




Home teacher's duties




Home teaching or instruction



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