What We Do

  • Homebound Teacher Responsibilities


    What We Do



    The role of the homebound teacher is to provide direct academic instruction to special education students who are served at home or at the hospital bedside due to a medical condition that precludes them from attending their home campus for 4 or more weeks.

    The delivery of this service looks different for different children and their medical conditions. For some students, the homebound teacher will collaborate with the home campus teachers to gather the child’s lessons and materials; implement the lessons; and return the student’s work back to the campus teacher for evaluation. For other students, the homebound teacher will create the lessons; gather the materials and teach the lesson; and evaluate the student’s work. 

    The homebound teacher is also responsible for working collaboratively with the case manager in preparing documents to be presented at the student’s ARD/IEP meetings; developing the goals and objectives; implementing goals and objectives; keeping documentation of progress on the child’s goals and objectives; preparing progress reports, and for retiring goals and objectives upon their completion.

    Major Responsibilities and Duties: 

    • All weekly paperwork must be turned in on Fridays
    • HB teachers will contact and communicate with the parent to set up a weekly schedule
    • HB teachers will arrive on time to student’s home or contact the parent if the session needs to be missed or rescheduled
    •  HB teachers will make up any time that needs to be rescheduled
    • HB teachers will provide accurate documentation of visits on a weekly documentation log.  Logs must be filled out with all of the required student information (Student Name, ID#, TX Unique ID#, Grade, School, Date,  and HB Teacher Name)
    • HB teachers will provide accurate documentation and a  description of instructional services provided to each student on their weekly logs
    •  HB teachers will provide accurate documentation of all mileage on mileage log
    • HB teachers will communicate weekly/bi-weekly with the campus regarding student’s status and progress.  This can be done by e-mail.  Communication is a key factor when a student is receiving homebound services
    • HB teachers will communicate with related service providers and provide a homebound schedule to them for each student
    • HB teachers will let the related service providers know when there are any cancellations
    • Use the IEP Meeting Check List when preparing for IEP meetings including the following:

    Update goals & objectives in eSped

    Update PLAAFP

    Create new goals and objectives

    Put in personal care services

    Provide STAAR testing recommendations

    • The HB teacher will maintain up to date data sheets on every student.  This data will support the progress report data that is entered into eSped.  Data must be taken at a minimum of 1 time per week when a student is receiving homebound services.
    • The HB teacher will complete monthly SHARS/Medicaid on each student by using MSB login
    • The HB teacher will complete progress reports (concurrent with report cards) and provide copies to the parents.
    • The HB teacher will submit grades to the teachers of record.



            Campus Responsibilities

      1. Continually collaborate with the campus staff
      2. Review proposed goals and objectives with the campus and the parents 7 days prior to the IEP meeting for input for the final proposed goals and objectives
      3. Investigate possible needed materials for the implementation of the goals and objectives
      4. Schedule time to provide instruction and reschedule as needed
      5. Keep detailed Parent Contact Logs (under Contacts in eSped) regarding attempts to contact parents in order to  provide HB instructional sessions and outcomes of those attempts
      6. Provide the parent with needed materials to continue the lesson once the HB teacher has gone
      7. Collect data on the student’s progress for goals and objectives
      8. Keep detailed Weekly Documentation Logs
      9. Update IEPs as needed
      10. Enter data into Progress Reports concurrent with report cards


        District Responsibilities


    1.       Complete all paperwork in a timely fashion
    2.       Provide documents that are appropriate and professionally written
    3.       Turn all documents into the diagnostician or case manager in a timely fashion 
    4.       Keep clear and accurate Parent Contact Logs (use log in eSped on Contacts screen)
    5.       Keep clear and accurate Weekly Documentation Logs of the services provided
    6.       Update IEPs in a timely fashion
    7.       Turn in Progress Reports in a timely fashion
    8.       Provide detailed documentation and data collection of progress on IEP goals and objectives


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