Extended School Year (ESY) Services
Extended School Year (ESY) services are the provision of special education and related services to students with disabilities beyond the normal school year of the LEA in accordance with an IEP and at no cost to the parents of the student. Extended School Year Services are to be an extension of the regular school year program for students who have been determined to need these services to ensure the provision of FAPE.
All students with disabilities ages 3 – 21 (with a current evaluation and current IEP) must be screened for ESY using one or more of the ESY screening criteria. Eligibility for ESY is based on the data collection results on your selected criteria. Screening criteria selection is based on student need(s). You are required to select any criteria that apply to the student and his/her needs. This decision is made by the IEP committee at the time of the IEP meeting.
Three criteria are used to determine a student’s need for ESY services: (1) Regression-Recoupment, (2) Critical Point of Instruction, and (3) Special Circumstances. The Regression-Recoupment criterion shall be applied to all students with significant cognitive disabilities or functions-like a student with significant cognitive disabilities at all age and grade levels, including preschool aged students. The Critical Point of Instruction (CPI) criterion shall be considered for ALL students.
SER IEP User Guide
Alternative Assessment Participation Criteria Forms
ESY IEP Template
Mrs. Nickie Leos
IEP Facilitator and Compliance Monitor