Millville Public Scool District Home Instruction
Homebound instruction, or "home
instruction" as it is commonly called, is one of the more misunderstood
concepts in public education. First, home instruction is unrelated to
"home schooling," which refers to the option parents have to provide
educational programming for their children at home. In contrast, home
instruction refers to the public school's obligation to provide educational
programming in the home to students who are absent from class due to serious
health condition or who have been deliberatly "placed" on homebound
instruction based upon an individualized assessment of a disablity.
However, "home instruction" has come to mean any services provided by
schools to children who are absent from the school setting.