Extended School Year (ESY)
Extended school year is a service necessary to ensure a student is receiving a free appropriate public education. It is “Special Education and related services that are provided to a child with a disability- beyond the normal school year of the public agency; in accordance with the child’s IEP; and at no cost to the parents of the child.”
ESY can be a school-based program, on-the-job support or services contracted through the community or other agencies. The only showing required is that the service is “needed to assist a child with a disability to benefit from special education being provided” in extended school year programs.