Barrow County School System
Special Education - Extended School Year
Are summer services available for my child with a disability?
Extended School Year services are available for students who
require them. The Individual Education Program Committee should
consider three factors when deciding if Extended School Year
Services are required:
What is Extended School Year (ESY)?
Extended School Year is the extension of special education and
related services beyond the normal 180 days school year as
determined by the Individual Education Program.
Is Extended School Year the same as Summer School that is typically offered by school systems and psychoeducational programs?
No. Summer School is typically provided for enrichment or enhancement of the educational program. Extended School Year is an extension of the Individual Educational Program. However, typical Summer School sessions, graduation tests, remedial programs or etc., may be used to meet extended school year needs, if this is the decision of the Individual Educational Program Committee.
Once my child qualifies for ESY, will he/she continue to qualify each year?
No, ESY services are addressed each year by the IEP committee. The above three factors must be considered with student's current functioning in mind.
Extended School Year
Guide for Parents
Special Education Main
Special Education Staff
Special Education Contacts:
Special Education Director
Special Education Parent Mentor
Special Education Pre-School Amy Dew
Special Education Records
Special Education Secretary
Special Education Support