Distance Education Support for Homebound Children (Right)

From All Rights (Kol-Zchut) (www.kolzchut.org.il)

הקדמה:

Children who are eligible for free education and who are home bound for more than 21 consecutive days in accordance with doctor's orders are entitled to free distance education support within their home.
Children who are home bound for more than 4 consecutive weeks due to illness or health impairment are also entitled to free distance education support within their home. The number of weeks in treatment or home bound must be considered one period, that is, there may not be more than four weeks between two periods of time.


According to The Free Education for Sick Children Law, children who are ill and must stay home for an extended period of time are entitled to continue their studies at home.

Example:
Children who are absent from school for an extended period of time due to illness, an accident or medical treatment.
  • Teachers who come to the students' homes
  • Lending of computers, educational software and CDs for material being learned in the classroom
  • Virtual school which enables learning courses in Hebrew, Arabic, and English from home
  • Connection to a special system that lets students who are in isolation after undergoing a transplant or other treatment see, hear and participate in classroom activities from their home

Who is Eligible?

  • They are confined to their home for more than 21 consecutive days in accordance with doctor's orders.
  • They are suffering from a disease or health impairment that requires them to be a home bound, as prescribed by a doctor, for a period exceeding four weeks, when the number of weeks in treatment or the number of weeks home bound stem from the same disease or health impairment. The number of weeks in treatment or home bound must be considered one period, that is, there may not be more than four weeks between two periods of time.

How to Claim It?

  1. In cases of mental illness - A recommendation from a psychologist or psychiatrist confirming a required recovery period and recommending that the child stay at home during this period. The director of the child's educational framework must then submit a request to the district director to approve the child's absence from school for a period of up to 6 months.
  2. Medical documentation detailing the illness.
  3. Medical documentation indicating a doctor's recommendation for recovery at home for the duration of the absence.
  4. If necessary, a special education placement committee decision.
  • In cases where the teacher or practitoner who taught the student at his home in the past through Tlalim and wishes to continue to teach the student, must request this to "Kadima Mada"
  • The request for assistance should be sent to Kadima Mada email: info@kadimamada.org
  • Kadmia Mada can also be phoned at: 1-800-071-170

Please Note

  • The child's school or daycare is responsible for his/her studies and curriculum.
  • Students who do not meet eligibility requirements can receive educational support through Tlalim's Virtual School.

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