The Kentucky Children's Hospital has a teacher available for all school-aged children who are in the hospital for at least five school days. The teacher is provided by the Fayette County Board of Education, so she works according to the Fayette County school calendar. She communicates with the child's regular school and teachers to determine what work the child needs to complete.
The child is enrolled in the hospital school program and is not counted absent while in the hospital. The teacher tutors children individually in their hospital rooms. Usually the child's regular school sends books and assignments to be used in the hospital.
Family members often bring these items to the hospital for the child. Upon discharge, the teacher communicates with the regular school about the child's school progress in the hospital. The hospital teacher can help complete forms for homebound instruction, if that is ordered by the physician. The teacher can be reached by calling 859-257-4503.