PA Law and Regulations

Students Placed in Homebound Instruction or Instruction Conducted in the Home

by Sandy Shacklady-White

On October 3, 2017 a Pennlink was issued from the PA Bureau of Special Education, reminding LEAs of their obligation to report a student’s status to PDE when receiving Homebound Instruction or Instruction Conducted in the Home. The PIMS report that LEAs submit does NOT fulfill this additional court-ordered requirement.
In addition, the PennLink distinguishes the difference between the two services. Homebound Instruction is NOT a special education placement. Instruction Conducted in the Home is a placement that an IEP team determines through the IEP process.
The document provides guidance on the initial and follow-up procedures for reporting the services to PDE.
Additional information can be found at:
Pennsylvania Department of Education – Homebound Instruction-
Pennsylvania Department of Education – Instruction Conducted in the Home Basic Education Circular
Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network Publication – What is the difference between Homebound Instruction and Instruction Conducted in the Home?
Intensive Interagency, Homebound Instruction and Instruction Conducted in the Home: Definitions and Regulations (archived webinar)

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