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 service.
Technical Assistance Bulletins
- Early Intervention Child Outcome Summary
- Early Intervention Services for Children who are Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing - Technical Assistance Bulletin
- The Early Intervention Record: Transfer and Release
- Effective Transition Practices: Supporting Family Choice At Age 3
- Home and Hospital Supplement on Teaching Students with Disabilities with FAQ from the MSDE Division of Student, Family, and School Support - March 2018
- Improving Outcomes for Students with Disabilities - Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment
- Inclusive Early Childhood Services in the LRE - October 2017
- Native Language - August 2017
- Orientation and Mobility Assessment Guidelines - March 2018
- Parental Consent Under Maryland Law - November 2017
- Secondary Transition: Legal Policy, Implementation, Tools - November 2018
- Specific Learning Disability Technical Assistance Bulletin and Supplement: Focus on Dyslexia, Dyscalculia and Dysgraphia) with Five Questions Parents and Educators Can Ask to Start Conversations - July 2017
- Use of Recording Devices - Guidance Memo - October 2016