Peer tutoring is available to the King Philip community through volunteer hours of junior and senior students.
All KP Peer Tutors are required to tutor in a public place.
Please contact the guidance staff at KPRHS for a list of KP Peer Tutors.
Home-Bound Instruction Policy
The provision of home/hospital tutoring is governed by Massachusetts regulation, 603 CMR 28.03(3)(c). Upon receipt of written verification from a physician indicating that a student has to remain at home or in a hospital for medical reasons for no less than fourteen (14) school days in any given school year, the District will arrange for tutoring for that student. No tutoring will commence until such certification is received and its content verified for compliance with 603 CMR 28.203(c). At a minimum, the physician’s written notice must include information regarding (a) the date the student was admitted to a hospital or was confined to home; (b) the medical reasons for the confinement; (c) the expected duration of the confinement; and (d) what medical needs of the student should be considered in planning the home or hospital education services. This information must substantiate that the student medically has no other choice than to remain at home or in the hospital. The physician statement must be submitted to the building principal or other appropriate program administrator.
Once the required written verification is received from the student’s physician, tutoring will begin as soon as possible after identification of one or more qualified tutors. The purpose of the tutoring is to provide the instruction necessary to enable the student to keep up with his or her courses of study and minimize the educational loss that might occur during the period that the student is confined to the home or hospital for medical reasons. If the student requiring home or hospital instruction is a special education student, the Director of Special Education should be notified to ensure compliance with requirements to eligible students. For a comprehensive discussion regarding the provision of home/hospital instruction, please see the Question and Answer Guide on the Implementation of Educational Services in the Home or Hospital revised in February 2005 by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
Everyone is cautioned not to start the tutoring or make any other assumptions before a determination is made that the student does qualify for such tutoring. Failure to adhere to this policy could result in some services being rendered by staff or other person without appropriate compensation. It CANNOT be assumed that payment will be made retroactively or that services can begin with only a verbal commitment from the physician, parent/guardian, and/or other student.