Difference between revisions of "SSPS:Off Campus Options"

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Virtual School is a school choice option for all students, including students with disabilities. Due to the nature of virtual instruction, specialized direct instruction and support in one or more academic areas may not be available. However, by its very nature, virtual school does provide some specific accommodations inherently to its students. T/IEP teams must discuss if virtual school is an appropriate choice on an individualized, case-by-case basis.
 
Virtual School is a school choice option for all students, including students with disabilities. Due to the nature of virtual instruction, specialized direct instruction and support in one or more academic areas may not be available. However, by its very nature, virtual school does provide some specific accommodations inherently to its students. T/IEP teams must discuss if virtual school is an appropriate choice on an individualized, case-by-case basis.
 
 
'''Transportation for Off-Campus Options'''
 
 
Students who are eligible for part-time off-campus option services may be eligible for ESE transportation.
 
 
*For students eligible for H/HB, the school nurse will discuss with the physician’s office if there is a specific time of day that the student would be able to be on campus or if the length of the day is too much for the student’s stamina.
 
*The ESE Special Transportation form (MIS 768) needs to be completed in its entirety, including:
 
:*The medical reason why the student cannot remain on campus for full day
 
:*The recommended start/end time on campus
 
:*The need for assistance/monitor on bus
 
:*The need to be released to a responsible person upon arrival at bus stop
 
*If an air-conditioned busing is needed, an additional script from the physician is needed stating the specific need for air-conditioning.
 
*During the T/IEP meeting, transportation will be discussed with specifics related to the amount of time the student will be on campus based on his/her least restrictive environment.
 
*The Potential for a Lengthy Bus Ride letter should be provided to alert parents of the transportation process, which could take 7 to 10 days to arrange, and the amount of time the student is expected to be on the bus.
 
*A Copy of the MIS 768 form should be sent to transportation, along with T/IEP cover page and signature page, so that decisions can be made based on the student’s needs.
 

Latest revision as of 10:51, 15 June 2017

Definitions of Off-Campus Options for Students with Disabilities

Hospital/Homebound (H/HB)

The H/HB program is only available for students who meet the state eligibility requirements. H/HB students must have a medically diagnosed physical or psychiatric condition which is acute or catastrophic in nature, or a chronic illness, or a repeated intermittent illness due to a persisting medical problem which confines the student to home or hospital, and restricts activities for an extended period of time. Students may receive instruction in the home or hospital on an intermittent, part or full-time basis.


Off-Campus Instruction (OCI)

A Student Support Programs and Services Supervisor or Specialist must approve OCI through an OCI request or manifestation determination meeting. OCI is a temporary service delivery option for students to continue receiving instruction and services while they cannot be in the school setting. OCI is not intended to be used as a consequence, but as temporary, supplemental instruction provided at home or in the community. This option allows the T/IEP team time to meet and problem-solve a solid plan for changes in the school setting to make the student more successful.


Virtual School for Students with Disabilities

Virtual School is a school choice option for all students, including students with disabilities. Due to the nature of virtual instruction, specialized direct instruction and support in one or more academic areas may not be available. However, by its very nature, virtual school does provide some specific accommodations inherently to its students. T/IEP teams must discuss if virtual school is an appropriate choice on an individualized, case-by-case basis.