Home and Hospital

California Department of Education Home and Hospital Program

Jacie Ragland, Education Programs Consultant

Educational Options Office
Learning Support and Partnerships Division
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Suite 6408, Sacramento, CA 95814-5901
For all school districts, students with a temporary disability (medical, physical, or emotional) may be provided one-on-one tutoring  at their home or residential care site for 1 hour per school attendance day.  Contact the department listed above and/or your school district office for more information.

“Existing law requires each person subject to compulsory education to attend full-time school or continuation school. The Home and Hospital Instruction Program (California Education Code Section 48206.3) serves students who incur a temporary disability, 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. There is no provision in statute that specifically addresses instructional content; however, the goal of home or hospital instruction should be maintenance of the pupil’s former level of performance while recovering.”
- CA Department of Education