Extended School Year
Ensures FAPE for the child
The Team determines whether, without ESY services, the nature and/or severity of the student's disability is likely to prevent the student from receiving some benefit from his/her educational program during the regular school year.
It's Special Education NOT Summer School
Extended School Year (ESY) is specialized instruction working towards IEP goals and includes related services. It is different than summer school or summer enrichment programs which a district may also be offering some students.