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Extended School Year

Extended School Year (ESY)

Cecil County Public Schools provides Extended School Year (ESY) services to eligible students receiving special education services. These services are part of a free appropriate public education (FAPE) and are provided during the summer.

What Is ESY?

ESY is an extension of specific services, provided beyond the regular school year, to eligible students who receive special education. ESY services are provided to enable a student to receive some educational benefit from his/her educational program during the regular school year. They are designed to meet specific objectives in a student's current Individualized Education Program (IEP). ESY is the extension of the school year, not an automatic summer school placement, or summer enrichment program. Every student with a disability is not eligible for ESY. In fact, ESY may be appropriate for a relatively small number of students with disabilities. However, there is a legal obligation for the IEP team to consider and evaluate ESY eligibility at the annual review meeting for any student receiving special education services.