From the Step-by-Step Manual, page 22 THIS AREA MUST INCLUDE INFORMATION ON ANY EXTENDED SCHOOL YEAR (ESY)RECOMMENDATIONS FOLLOWING THE ESY GUIDELINES PROVIDED BY SPECIAL SERVICES. If team determines that ESY is NOT appropriate, include the following: Based on IEP goal data, Student had made progress throughout the year and has not experienced regression of skills during breaks in instructions. Therefore, Extended School Year (ESY) services are determined not to be necessary and Student will follow the regular school year calendar. ESY In Excent Tera - The LRE Page
What else might go this section? ESY data will be collected and a meeting convened for a decision by 3/31/10. ESY services are necessary for the following……goals/services….amount to be determined based on summary data. ESY In Excent Tera - The LRE Page
Recent History 2009- Forsythe/A2 Open, 180+ Students 2008- King, 100+ students 2007- King, 60+ students 2006- Eberwhite, 40+ students See a trend?
ESY…Its Time!!! The Trend… With students…UP, UP, UP With resources…DOWN, DOWN, DOWN
ESY…Its Time!!! We will continue to do right by our students We will continue to use this opportunity for staff development activities HOWEVER… We must be true to qualifying only those who require it.
ESY…Its Time!!! Some assumptions…. Most all students will regress during an extended break (use it or lose it…right?) Most all students would benefit from a summer educational experience.
ESY…Its Time!!! ESY is for…. students who require services over the summer….without which they would not be able to receive FAPE during the school year.
ESY…Its Time!!! Or another way… student would not receive meaningful educational benefit from his/her program absent ESY services.
ESY…Its Time!!! ESY- is still the exception, not the rule. The decision is made by the IEP Team Not be based on disability label Not be based on program placement Not based on prior receipt of services
ESY…Its Time!!! ESY- decision is based on data collected when there is significant concern regarding skill maintenance during a break in service. Factors: 1) Regression & Recoupment 2) Nature and Severity of Disability 3) Critical Stage or Area of Learning
ESY…Its Time!!! The decision as to whether or not the student requires ESY services is due by 3/31. Stay tuned for more info. via e-mails.
ESY Overview and Decision Orientation Tuesday, December 8th Balas Admin. Building 4:00pm to 5:00pm Participants will receive a clear understanding of what ESY services are and are not. Decision making criteria will be reviewed and summary data collection forms discussed. Register in KALPA