Obtain a statement from the student explaining why he/she ceased class attendance.
If the statement indicates that the student is homebound due to illness, injury, or
other circumstances beyond his/her control, contact the school and ask if the student
Considered to be in FTA based on individual assigned study and home visits by a teacher;
Expected to spend at least 20 hours per week on a combination of tutoring by a visiting
teacher and individual assigned study; and
Expected to complete the course at the same time as the students in actual physical
If the information obtained from the school verifies FTA, award benefits or continue
entitlement if all other entitlement factors are met.
If the student is not in FTA, deny benefits or terminate entitlement.
NOTE: Do not consider a student who is in a home school by choice to be a homebound student.
(See RS 00205.275 for policy on home schooling.)