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.


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