Home and Hospital

The Home and Hospital Instruction 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. The district in which the home or residential health facility is located is responsible for instructing and educating pupils who must be hospitalized or remain at home due to a temporary but extended illness or disability. There is no provision in statute that specifically addresses instructional content; however, the goal of home or hospital instruction should be maintenance of the pupil's former level of performance while recovering.

Tim Cooper

Tim Cooper

Director of Student Services

(925) 779-7500, ext. 53600


Home and Hospital Process

Parents may apply for home instruction if:

  • The student will be at home and absent due to temporary disability for an extended period of time (minimum of 15 school days).

    • Students who will be at home less than 15 days due to temporary disability may do site-based independent study.

  • The student's medical condition must be verified by signed authorization of the licensed physician treating the child's condition.

    • In the case of a psychiatric condition, the physician signing the authorization must be the psychiatrist or licensed clinical psychologist treating the condition.

  • The physician treating the student shall have determined and indicate in writing that the student is unable to attend school for a period of 15 days or longer, certifying that the severity of the condition prevents the student from attending a less restrictive placement.

  • The Home Hospital referral must include a return to school date, the medical reason, and the physician's signature.

Application and Doctor's note will need to be submitted in person to the Student Services office at 510 G Street, Antioch or to your school site office.