A student who by necessity requires instruction to be provided at home may be counted for full attendance if the
student has received a minimum of 5 hours of instruction per week by a certificated teacher. If the instruction is
below 5 hours then the student’s attendance is only based on actual hours of instruction (such as 4 hours of
instruction is only counted as 4 hours of attendance, the remaining hours are reported as hours of absence).
A student who requires instruction to be provided at home because of physician approved medical reasons or who
has been suspended from school and has an IEP may be enrolled full time in MoVIP as an alternative to the above
• If a qualified homebound student is served using a MoVIP state-funded seat, the district
receives the 15% of the state aid per weighted average daily attendance the student would
have generated as outlined in statute.
• If a district is paying MoVIP tuition to serve a qualified homebound student full-time, the
student may be counted for full-time attendance.
• Any other students who are receiving instruction at home through MoVIP for reasons other
than the two referenced in the second paragraph of this Homebound section will be counted
for full attendance if they receive 5 hours of instruction per week by a certificated teacher.
If the instruction is below 5 hours then the student’s attendance is only based on actual
hours of instruction (such as 4 hours of instruction is only counted as 4 hours of attendance).
Note – Student time spent on virtual education courses outside the school day cannot
count for attendance hours except for qualified home-bound students as