Hospital/Homebound Services

Hospital/Homebound (HHB) services are designed to provide continuity of educational services between the classroom and home or hospital for students in Georgia public schools whose medical needs, either physical or psychiatric, do not allow them to attend school for a limited period of time. HHB instruction may be used to supplement the classroom program for students with health impairments whose conditions may interfere with regular school attendance (e.g., students receiving dialysis or radiation/chemotherapy or students with other serious health conditions). Students must be enrolled in a public school in Georgia in order to receive HHB services.

HHB services are not intended to supplant regular school services and are by design temporary. The student must anticipate being absent from school for a minimum of ten consecutive or intermittent school days due to a medical or psychiatric condition. On a high school block schedule, the student must anticipate being absent from school for 5 consecutive days. The student’s inability to attend school due to a medical or psychiatric condition must be certified by the licensed physician or licensed psychiatrist who is currently treating the student for the diagnosis presented.

Parents may request HHB services by contacting the HHB Coordinator at the local school.

Click HERE to download the Hospital/Homebound Packet.

School Contacts:

Franklin County High School                                   Dr. Brandy Reid, Assistant Principal

Franklin County Middle School                               Kelly Akin, Principal

Carnesville Elementary Primary School                  Susan Boswell, Assistant Principal

Carnesville Elementary Intermediate School          Karen Correia, Assistant Principal

Lavonia Elementary School                                      Delina Wester, Assistant Principal

Royston Elementary School                                      Shea Wilson, Assistant Principal 


HHB Process Quick View:

·      Parents should request a referral packet from the student’s school or download the packet from the website.

·      The completed packet, including both parent and physician information and signatures, should be returned to the school coordinator.

·      The school HHB coordinator will assign a teacher and meet with the SST/IEP team to develop an Education Service Plan/IEP.

        Completed HHB packet will be sent to the District HHB Coordinator.

·      District HHB Coordinator will review and contact teacher.

·      The teacher will contact the parent to determine an instructional schedule.

The Franklin County School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, or sex in its employment practices, student programs and dealings with the public. It is the policy of the Franklin County Board of Education to comply fully with the requirements of Title VI, Title IX, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, The Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act, and all accompanying regulations.

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