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GUSD Home-Hospital Instruction

WHAT IS HOME-HOSPITAL INSTRUCTION?

The Home & Hospital Instruction (HHI) Program (California Education Code Section 48206.3) serves students who incur a temporary disability, which makes attendance in the regular day classes or alternative education program impossible or inadvisable. Students with long term conditions will be referred to alternative placement by their school administrator. 

WHO DOES HOME-HOSPITAL INSTRUCTION SERVE?

Students enrolled in GUSD with a temporary disability, meaning a physical, mental or emotional disability and/or students who are currently residing in a health facility as requested by the treating physician. Minimum absence of three (3) weeks to qualify.  

WHERE DOES HOME-HOSPITAL INSTRUCTION TAKE PLACE?

Home Instruction takes place in the student’s home or hospital within the GUSD boundary. An adult must be in the home during instruction and must provide a safe and secure environment for the teacher and student. 

WHEN DOES HOME-HOSPITAL INSTRUCTION OCCUR?

Home & Hospital Instruction (HHI) is offered for up to five (5) hours a week. One hour of instruction is equal to one full day of attendance at the student’s home school site. Instruction Contracts are signed to designate dates and times of instruction during each HHI initial meeting of teacher and family. No instruction is offered on Sundays or school holidays. 

WHY DOES GUSD OFFER HOME-HOSPITAL INSTRUCTION?

Home & Hospital Instruction (HHI) maintains a continuity of instruction during a period of temporary disability for a student who is unable to attend their regular school day. A credentialed teacher who matches the educational needs of the student is assigned to the student to ensure a smooth transition back to school when able to return.

WHAT IF I WOULD LIKE TO HAVE HOME-HOSPITAL INSTRUCTION FOR MY STUDENT?