Extended School Year Program
The Extended School Year Program is available for eligible students with disabilities. The Committee on Special Education (CSE) must determine whether a student requires extended school year services in order to prevent substantial regression. Substantial regression (a loss of eight weeks or more over a period of eight weeks) would be indicated by a student's inability to maintain developmental levels due to a loss of skill, set of skill competencies or knowledge during the months of July and August. Students are considered for 12-month special services and/or programs to prevent substantial regression if they are:
Students whose management needs are determined to be highly intensive and
require a high degree of individualized attention and intervention who are
placed in special classes;
Students with severe multiple disabilities, whose programs consist primarily of habilitation and treatment and are placed in special classes;
Students who are recommended for home instruction whose special education needs are determined to be highly intensive and require a high degree of individualized attention and intervention, or who have severe multiple disabilities and require primarily habilitation and treatment;
Students whose needs are so severe that they can be met only in a seven-day residential program; or
Students receiving other special education services who, because of their disabilities, exhibit the need for 12-month special service and/or program to prevent substantial regression.
The IEP for the extended school year program
may differ from the IEP developed for the school year program.
The CSE determines the type and amount of services that a
student needs for an appropriate extended school year program.
The IEP developed for the extended school year program should
focus on the areas in which the student is expected to
experience regression. The IEP for the July-August program
should indicate those areas where the student needs services to
prevent substantial regression.
A small percentage of students will require related services only or itinerant specialized instruction in order to prevent substantial regression. In this instance, such services will be scheduled on an individual basis.