Cedar Springs Public School District
Bylaws & Policies


The Board of Education shall provide, pursuant to requirements of the State Board of Education, individual instruction to students of legal school age who are not able to attend classes because of a physical or emotional disability.

Applications for individual instruction shall be made by a physician licensed to practice in this State, parent, student, or other care giver. A physician must:

 A.certify the nature and existence of a medical condition;

 B.state the probable duration of the confinement.

Applications must be approved by the Director of Student Services.

The District will provide homebound instruction only for those confinements expected to last at least five (5) days.

The District shall begin the instruction within three (3) days from the date of notification for nonspecial-education students. In the case of students under an IEP, the instruction is to begin within fifteen (15) days after notification in order to arrange for a meeting of an I.E.P. Team, if necessary.

The program of homebound or hospitalized instruction given each student shall be in accordance with regulations of the State Board of Education with such exceptions as may be recommended by the physician. Teachers of homebound special education students shall hold a Michigan teaching certificate appropriate for the level of instruction for which the assignment is made or for the type of instruction called for by an I.E.P. Team. Teachers of nondisabled students must hold a valid teaching certificate.

The District reserves the right to withhold homebound instruction when:

 A.the instructor's presence in the place of a student's confinement presents a hazard to the health of the teacher;

 B.a parent or other adult in authority is not at home with the student during the hours of instruction;

The Superintendent shall develop administrative guidelines for implementing the policy.

M.C.L. 388.1606, 388.1709

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