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To be considered for homebound instruction, students must anticipate or have a minimum of 10 consecutive absences (elementary and middle school) or 5 consecutive absences (high school) due to illness, accident, or pregnancy. The student, parent, or guardian should contact the school counselor and/or Taffi O'Connor within the first few days of being absent to inquire about medical homebound services. Prior to being approved for medical homebound services, the student is still responsible for obtaining make up work from his/her teachers while awaiting approval for instructional services.  Generally speaking, students on medical homebound will receive 5 hours of instruction per week.     

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, medical homebound instructional services will either occur at MS Bailey or virtually.       

If you have questions or need more information, contact Taffi O'Connor at (864) 938-2571.

Statutory Basis for Medical Homebound Instruction - South Carolina Law

South Carolina’s mandates regarding medical homebound instruction appear in State Board of Education Regulation 43-241.  Put in the simplest terms, R 43-241 defines “homebound or hospitalized instruction” as teaching that:

  • is offered to the student who has an acute or chronic medical condition that prevents him or her from attending classes at school,
  • takes place “in a room especially set aside for the period of instruction,” and
  • is conducted by an individual who holds a South Carolina teacher’s certificate.

Specifically, Regulation 43-241 says that students who cannot attend public school because of illness, accident, or pregnancy, even with the aid of transportation, are eligible for medical homebound or hospitalized instruction. A physician must certify that the student is unable to attend school but may profit from instruction given in the home or hospital. Any student participating in a program of medical homebound instruction or hospitalized instruction must be approved by the district superintendent or his or her designee on standardized forms provided by the State Department of Education. All approved forms must be maintained by the district for documentation.

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Laurens County School District 56



(864) 833-0804
888-310-9363 - Toll Free Phone Number for Laurens School District 56 Clinton High School 8:00am-3:10pm
Clinton Middle School 8:00am-3:10pm
Clinton Elementary School 7:45am-2:45pm
Eastside Elementary School 7:45am-2:45pm
Joanna-Woodson Elementary School 7:45-2:45pm
M.S. Bailey Child Development Center 7:40am-2:20pm
District Administrative Offices 7:30am -4:30pm
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