We are probably going to request home instruction for the next month for difficult child 1 because of his ongoing GI problems which were likely exacerbated by emotional issues earlier in the school year. I want to know if there are any downsides to accepting this kind of help from the school district? I was told that we'd have a home teacher come to our house once or twice a week to go over lessons and homework with him and that his doctor has to authorize it for at least 4 weeks. My goal is to get him caught up and bring his lang arts and biology grades to at least a C range (right now he's got an F and a D- respectively). The other classes he's got B's and C's in despite missing a lot of class time the past few months. Feedback?