ERIC Number: ED335845
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-May-6
Reference Count: N/A
Survey of Homebound Programs Offered by Public Schools for Chronically Ill or Disabled Children in Arizona.
Daly-Rooney, Rose; Denny, Gary
This report presents information concerning Arizona policies and programs for chronically ill or disabled children who need educational services in the home. It contains a report of a school district survey, summaries of applicable laws related to handicapped students receiving homebound services, recommendations for policy development, a model homebound policy, and eight recommendations for homebound program development. The survey of 170 school districts sought to determine the extent and nature of existing policies and programs and to identify program strengths and weaknesses. Results indicated that approximately half of the responding districts did not have a homebound policy, with larger districts being more likely to have a policy and a program. The duration of instruction for homebound students was most often cited as 4 hours weekly. The section on applicable laws describes the provisions of federal statutes and regulations, administrative decisions, and state laws. Appendices contain a copy of the survey, tables of survey responses by district (comprising approximately half of the report), and a list of four suggested readings. (JDD)
Descriptors: Chronic Illness, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Home Instruction, Homebound, Models, Needs Assessment, Policy Formation, Program Development, School Districts, School Policy, State Legislation, State Surveys
University Medical Center-Pediatrics, 1501 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson, AZ 85724 ($6.50).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Tucson Community Foundation, AZ.
Authoring Institution: Arizona Center for Law in the Public Interest, Tucson.; Arizona Univ., Tucson. Univ. Medical Center.