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If the private or non-public school does not provide homebound instruction, the family may consider withdrawing their child from the private or non-public school to enroll them in the public school where they can obtain homebound instruction. There may be contracts between the family and the private or non-public school that would require the family to continue to pay for services that were under contract; this is the responsibility of the family to determine.

 

When a family withdraws their child from the private or non-public school and enrolls them in the public school, the school district will proceed with the newly-enrolled student according to their policy on homebound instruction.

 

If the private or non-public school disenrolls a student because the student is not able to participate in instruction, or a parent withdraws their child from the school, the private or non-public school must report these actions to the superintendent of the student's district of residence. See 24 P.S. ยง 13-1332 on the Laws and Regulations webpage.


For additional information, please contact:

Lois Novak |
Pennsylvania Department of Education - School Services Office
333 Market Street | Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333
Phone: 717.783.6610 | Fax: 717.214.4389
RA-homebound@pa.gov | www.education.state.pa.us