Homebound & Hospital Services

  • Homebound students

    Homebound instruction is designed specifically for students who cannot attend school for extended periods because of illness, injuries, or chronically recurring physical or mental conditions as verified by a licensed professional. Applicants are expected to be out of school five or more consecutive school days. Applications must be approved by the Homebound Committee. Students who receive services for disabilities will also need approval of the ARC/504 committee at the student’s home school.

    Homebound students receive two one-hour sessions per week during daytime school hours with services provided by certified FCPS instructors. Labs and foreign language classes are not provided.

    Students are expected to return to their home school when their physician deems appropriate.

    School board policy on home/hospital instruction

    Homebound/hospital application | application in Spanish

    COVID-19 impact: Homebound instruction may be delivered virtually per KRS 158.033 (6).

    Hospitalized students

    Educational services are provided for students who are admitted into a hospital setting for extended periods. Certified FCPS teachers provide instruction to students on site at Shriners Hospital for Children, UK Children's Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital, Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital, and The Ridge Behavioral Health.

    Homebound/hospital application | application in Spanish

    Mental health verification

    For mental health conditions, a signed statement must be completed by a licensed physician, psychiatrist, psychologist, or a physician's assistant with the mental health credentials described in KRS 202A.011.  New for the 2020-21 school year, homebound applications may be signed by an advanced practice registered nurse certified in psychiatric-mental health nursing. 

    Any homebound application submitted for mental health conditions will be denied without the appropriate signatures.

    Please return applications to:

    Jennifer Spencer / Pupil Personnel
    Fayette County Public Schools
    450 Park Place
    Lexington, KY 40511


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