If you want your child to get summer services, now is the time to be thinking about it.
Extended School Year Services
ESY is anything above and beyond the 180 days of the regular school
year. Although most people call it summer school, it can be during any break if the student needs services.
There are 10 criteria that can qualify a student for ESY, regression/recoupment
is only one of those ten. Most of us have heard from someone at the school, "Your child doesn't regress so they
don't qualify." In the school's defense, most teachers don't read the law, they go by what the school tells them. Many
districts are unaware of the caselaw that outlines the ten criteria. Find out what they are and how to ask the school for
what your child needs without being "the parent from hell." Always remember you have a long, on-going relationship with
the school and every good relationship requires work.
Asking for ESY can also improve your regular program. And you
don't have to take the cookie cutter program they offer. You need to be addressing
ESY with the school by mid March at the latest. And learning how to ask for what you want can make a big difference
in the answer you get. Please contact us for classes and resources for learning these skills.