ESY Manual

This is a valuable manual on extended school year written by the Maryland Disability Law Center with a grant from the National Association of Protection and Advocacy Systems. It appears to be entirely based upon the IDEA and not Maryland specific at all. An excellent reference.

See the pdf file here.

Extended school year (ESY) services are services provided beyond the regular school year that are necessary in order for a student to make educational progress during the school year. These services must be individually designed to meet specific objectives included in a student’s individualized education program (IEP) and are part of what constitutes a free appropriate public education for the student who receives them. ESY services are not simply an extension of time in school, an automatic summer school placement, or a summer enrichment program. …