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Home & Hospital Instruction

Lincoln Unified may grant exemptions from attendance for students as allowed by law and in the best interest of the student.

What is Home & Hospital Instruction?

Existing law requires each person subject to compulsory education to attend full-time school or continuation school. The Home and Hospital Program (EC 48206.3) serves students who incur a temporary disability (physical, mental or emotional), 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. The goal of home or hospital instruction should be maintenance of the pupil's former level of performance while recovering.

It is the primary responsibility of the parent or guardian of a student with a temporary disability to notify the school district in which the student is deemed to reside. Within five working days following notification from the parent or guardian, the school district shall determine whether the student will be able to receive individualized instruction, and, if the determination is positive, when the individualized instruction may begin. Individualized instruction shall start no later than five working days after the positive determination has been made (EC Section 48208).

To apply for Home and Hospital Instruction (HHI), please complete the below request form and return it to the Child Welfare and Attendance office located at 6225 North Harrisburg Place, Suite B

Stockton, Ca 95207