Home Instruction as a Placement for Students with IEP’s
A Continuum of Supports: Jordan School District offers a continuum of supports including offering alternative placements such as regular education settings with resource support, special classes, special schools, instruction provided in a hospital or residential facility, and home instruction. Specially designed instruction must be delivered in the student’s least restrictive environment.
Least Restrictive Environment: To determine appropriateness of a student’s least restrictive environment (LRE), a school district must ensure that the placement will address the unique needs of the student.
“To the maximum extent appropriate, students with disabilities…are educated with similar-aged students who are non-disabled...[and]...removal of students with disabilities from the regular educational environment occurs only if the nature or severity of the disability is such that education in regular classes cannot be achieved satisfactorily.” (USBE “Special Education Rules” pgs. 72-73).
Development of an IEP: A student’s educational placement must be based on the student’s IEP. Therefore, before teams discuss placement, teams must develop and discuss present levels of performance (PLAAFPs), develop appropriately ambitious IEP goals, and determine the type and amount of specially designed instruction including any necessary or related services.
Utilizing Current Resources: Additionally, IEP teams must ensure that all available resources are exhausted in the student’s current educational setting in the development of a discussing a finalized IEP in order to make a placement to home instruction.
Home Instruction as a Placement: If the IEP team has exhausted all resources as it pertains to facilitating a student’s ability to attend school with appropriate, data-driven interventions in place, then the decision to place a student on Home Instruction can be considered as an option for placement. If Home Instruction is determined as a placement for a student, IEP teams should begin a plan for the student to re-enter the student's most recent school setting wherever appropriate.
Online Home Instruction Information:
The information regarding home instruction is meant to guide members of the IEP team in the development of the student’s IEP, including parents/guardians and/or adult students, in order to meet the unique needs of students with disabilities.
Home Instruction Information:
- Home Instruction Flowchart for IEP Teams
- Tips for Teams with Students on Home Instruction
- Guidelines for Home Instruction
- Link to Home & Hospital Website: JSD Home & Hospital
Online Home Instruction Forms:
The Home Instruction Forms are meant to be resources for IEP teams as they develop and discuss the IEP, determine placement, and plan for student success.
Home Instruction Forms:
- Home Instruction Intervention Summary Form
- IEP Team Checklist for Special Education Home Instruction
- Home Instruction Disclosure Statement
- Credit Review for Students Grades 9-12
- Student Registration, Schedule, & Course Grades
- Team Leader Meeting Checklist
- Technology User Agreement
District Special Education Home Instruction Team Contact Information:
Jen Jarrard - District Home Instruction Coordinator - firstname.lastname@example.org
Keri Christensen - District Home Instruction Teacher - email@example.com
- If Home Instruction as a placement is being considered for a student with an IEP, please contact the District Special Education Home Instruction Team.