Policies and Procedures Handbook

Last Updated: 4/20/2005
Garrett County Public Schools
40 South Second Street
Oakland, MD 21550



Board Policy

The Garrett County Public Schools will provide instructional services to public school students who are unable to participate in their school of enrollment due to a physical or emotional condition. In making instructional services available, consultation with the parent, guardian, student, psychologist, and physician shall take place. Instructional services shall be available to all students during convalescence or treatment time in a medical institution, or therapeutic treatment center, and at the student's place of residence, or all of these. Services shall be delivered directly to a student by an individual possessing a minimum of a bachelor's degree from an institution of higher education as defined in COMAR 13A.12.01.02B (This requirement does not apply to an individual who has demonstrated satisfactory performance as a home and hospital teacher before July 1, 2001.). Home and Hospital teachers will complete training that includes: policy and procedures, responsibilities, and safety guidelines.

The Garrett County Public Schools shall comply with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as appropriate.

Concurrent delivery of instructional services and enrollment in a Garrett County Public School shall be provided for a student whose physical condition requires the student to be absent from school on an intermittent basis. These conditions include, but are not limited to, kidney failure, cancer, asthma, cystic fibrosis, and sickle cell anemia.

Instructional services shall be provided to an identified student with disabilities in accordance with federal and State special education law and regulations, including COMAR 13A.05.01. The student and parents shall be involved in the process and are entitled to all rights and due process procedures included within these laws and regulations.

The Grievance Process as outlined in the Student Handbook Rights, Responsibilities, and Discipline (pp. 45-46) will be utilized to resolve any disagreement that arises in the implementation of this policy or procedures.

        Sources: COMAR 13A.03.05.01-.05
                      COMAR 13A.05.01.10C(6)

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