Homebound Instruction


  1. Any student enrolled in grades K-12 may be considered for homebound instruction if it appears that the student will be absent from school for fifteen (15) days or more due to physical illness, mental health treatment, or pregnancy. In the case of mental health treatment, a mental health professional may sign the Physician's Approval form requesting homebound service. Minnesota Administrative Rules: 3525.2325, Subp. 5. Minimum service required.

  2. In medical situations, the school nurse sends (by mail or fax) a Physician's Approval form to the student's doctor to confirm the need for homebound instruction. Permission given verbally over the telephone must be followed by a signed statement.

  3. The Student Services Office contacts the parents by mail and phone to initiate homebound services. A parent or responsible adult must be in the home during homebound instruction.

  4. The assigned homebound teacher will contact the school to get assignments and books for the student.

  5. School credit for promotion or graduation is given on the basis of 60 minutes of homebound instruction to be considered equivalent to one day of attendance in the regular school program. For purposes of State reimbursement, the combination of days in regular attendance and the hours of home and hospital instruction should not exceed the total number of student days which is 172 for elementary and 173 for secondary.

  6. If a parent refuses to allow a district to provide homebound instruction to a student who is under age 16, the Compulsory Attendance Law and home school issues become relevant. However, students age 16 and older are not within the compulsory attendance age and are not required to attend school.  Students age 16 and older who do not participate in homebound instruction are required to follow the district's withdrawal procedures.   Contact your school counselor for information.

Staff Contacts:


Pat Rusinko, Secretary
Student Services Office
1251 County Road B-2 West
Roseville, MN 55113
651-635-1645


PC Clymer, Homebound Instruction Coordinator
Student Services Office
1251 County Road B-2 West
Roseville, MN 55113
651-635-1605

Chris Sonenblum, Director
Student Services Office
1251 County Road B-2 West
Roseville, MN  55113
651-635-1608

Student Services Offices
1251 County Road B-2 West
Roseville, MN 55113
651-635-1600