Home or Out of School Instruction

Home or Out-Of-School Instruction for General Education Student for Reasons Other Than a Temporary Or Chronic Health Condition
Policy 2481
The Board of Education shall provide instructional services to an enrolled general education student at the student’s home or other suitable out-of-school setting under the following conditions:
A. The student is mandated by State law and rule for placement in an alternative education program, but placement is not immediately available;
B. The student is placed on short-term or long-term suspension from participation in the general education program; or
C. A court order requires the student receive instructional services in the home or other out-of-school setting.
The school district in which a student resides shall be responsible for the costs of providing instruction in the home or out-of-school setting either directly, or through online services, including any needed equipment, or through contract with another Board of Education, Educational Services Commission, Jointure Commission, or approved clinic or agency. The district shall provide services no later than five school days after the student has left the general education program.
The services to be provided shall meet the minimum standards as required in N.J.A.C. 6A:16-10.2(d).
The teacher(s) providing instruction shall be a certified teacher. The teacher shall provide one-on-one instruction for no fewer than ten hours per week on three separate days of the week and no fewer than ten hours per week of additional guided-learning experiences that may include the use of technology to provide audio and visual connections to the student’s classroom.
The instruction shall meet the Core Curriculum Content Standards and the Board of Education’s requirements for promotion and graduation.
If instruction is delivered in the student’s home, a parent or other adult twenty-one years of age or older who has been designated by the parent shall be present during all periods of home instruction.
N.J.S.A. 18A:38-1 through 18A:38-25 N.J.A.C. 6A:16-10.2
Adopted: 26 July 2005
Revised: 15 February 2007
Revised: 28 August 2014