Homebound Instruction

The Lower Merion School District may provide homebound instruction for a student who is excused from school for more than ten days due to a temporary mental or physical illness or other urgent reason or for a student who cannot attend their school program due to a confinement in a detention home. Homebound Instruction will be provided by a certified teacher for up to five hours a week for up to three months, unless prior approval is obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of Education. In order to receive homebound instruction, the parent must submit a written request to the District and written documentation from the student’s treating physician stating that the child is unable to attend school due to a specified temporary mental or physical illness. The required forms for this documentation are available at the school the student attends.