Student and Data Services


Barrow County School System


The Barrow County School System offers, at no charge to the
parents, academic instruction to eligible students who are confined
at home or in a health care facility for periods of time that would
prevent normal school attendance. To be eligible for this service, the
following criteria must be met:


  1. The student is enrolled in a public school prior to the referral for HHB services.
  2. The student must be anticipated to be absent from school for a minimum of 10 consecutive school days per year (5 days for high school students on a block schedule) or the student has a chronic health condition causing him or her to be absent for intermittent periods of time anticipated at a minimum of ten school days per year (5 days for high school students on a block schedule).  Students with chronic health conditions requiring intermittent HHB services must be anticipated to be absent for at least 3 consecutive days for each occurrence before he or she will be served in the HHB program.
  3. The student’s parent must agree to abide by HHB rules and sign a release for medical information relating to the reason for the request for HHB services.
  4. The student is under the care of a licensed physician or licensed psychiatrist who is currently treating the student for the necessitating medical condition and who is willing to sign a referral form with the following information:


  • That the student’s medical condition is expected to interfere with regular school attendance as described in item 2 above; and
  • That the student is able to participate in and benefit from HHB instruction; and
  • That the student can receive instruction without endangering the health and safety of the instructor or other students with whom the instructor may come in contact; and
  • That describes the disabling condition or diagnosis with any medical implications for instructional services.


Hospital/Homebound (HHB) services are provided to students according to the provisions of Georgia Department of Education Rule 160-4-2-.31. Normally, HHB academic instruction is provided twice per week for approximately 1 ½ hours per visit. A parent, guardian, or an adult parent designee shall be present at all times when the HHB instructor is in the home.


The Hospital/Homebound student is responsible for completing school assignments in a timely manner as deemed appropriate for his/her condition.


The Hospital/Homebound instructor may be reached at the Professional Development Center, located at 179 W. Athens Street, Winder, GA, 30680.  Phone 770-867-4527, extension 126.


*Services cannot begin until all required paperwork is submitted and approved by the HHB director.

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