Home Instruction

Students become eligible when the school physician determines a diagnosis and prognosis. The student's doctor shall provide the school district with a required written statement, which must include the reason why the student is absent from school (mononucleosis, surgery, etc.) as well as the projected length of absence. Instruction is provided for students when the doctor indicates that the absence will be two weeks or more in duration. Instruction can begin only after the school physician has established eligibility. This information should be brought to the Guidance Department where home instruction application and eligibility reports will be filled out and checked by the nurse. Then the forms and note will be sent to the Child Study Team in order for the home instruction arrangements to be processed.

The procedure is slightly different when students are referred to a substance abuse rehabilitation facility. That facility should send the doctor's statement directly to the attention of the Director of Special Education via Rose Dunn at ​rdunn@mlschools.org​.