The Illinois School Code provides for a continuation of learning when a student's ability to attend school is disrupted by physical/medical problems.

The purpose of Home/Hospital Services is to facilitate learning while students are unable to attend school for a physical or mental health condition. Home/Hospital Services may be provided to any student when it is anticipated that, due to a medical condition (in the opinion of a licensed physician), the child will be unable to attend school for a period of 10 or more days or on an ongoing intermittent basis.

An “ongoing intermittent basis” is defined as: such a nature or severity that it is anticipated that the child will be absent from school due to the medical condition for periods of at least 2 days at a time multiple times during the school year totaling at least 10 days or more of absences.

Home/Hospital services require:

  • Physician’s note

  • Specific diagnosis

  • Recommendation of services

  • Length of time out of school

  • Parental consent

During student absence from school, students will participate via Google Classroom, virtual participation, and regular meeting with the teacher as defined in HBR429's Home-Hospital learning plan. The classroom teachers continue to be responsible for class content and will assist in providing needed information/materials.

For further information regarding home/hospital services, please contact our Interim Director of Special Education, Mary Therriault at MTherriault@hbr429.org