Facts About Extended Year Services
Q. What do the regulations say concerning Extended Year Services?
A. Extended Year Services (EYS) means special education and relate services that are:
A. Related services such as OT, PT, and Counseling may be provided during EYS. In some cases a related service may be necessary for a child to participate in specialized instruction during EYS. For some students, a related service may be the sole service during EYS.
A. Extended Year Services are not the same as summer school or summer recreation programs. EYS may not be limited to students with certain disabilities. The type of service, the amount or duration of the service cannot be unilaterally limited to accommodate the schedule of staff providing the services. EYS is not intended to provide the student with an opportunity to progress toward existing annual goals or to initiate new goals.
EYS services may be provided within the structure of a summer program. However, the summer program structure cannot dictate the frequency or duration of the EYS service. For example, if the summer program operates M-F from 8-11:00, and the service for EYS is maintenance of social skills, the IEP team must determine the frequency and duration of the social skills instruction necessary to maintain the individual child's skills.
A. NO. This is a Section 504 issue. IDEA does not apply to the student outside of the typical school year. Just because the student did not qualify for EYS, he/she still has a disability and may require accommodations, modifications or services under Section 504.
Director of Special Education Services
Associate Directors of Special Education Services
Admin. Assistant for Special Education
Special Education Evaluation Team
Out of District Case Manager