Children’s Law Center attorneys often work with students with health conditions that keep them out of school for a prolonged period or for recurring and intermittent periods. Through our work, we have seen families who are already struggling to deal with a very sick child also struggle to arrange home or hospital instruction. For this reason, we testified in support of the Students’ Right to Home or Hospital Instruction Act of 2019. It is also why we are providing comment on this proposed rulemaking for Students’ Right to Home or Hospital Instruction.
Our comments are rooted in the goal of improving the achievement and outcomes of children with serious medical conditions by ensuring that Local Education Agencies develop home and hospital instruction (HHI) programs that work for students and families.