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Extended School Year – What It Is and Isn’t

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At this time of year, a lot of kids on IEPs are attending or getting ready to attend Extended School Year.  In California, where I’m located, it seems to be standard operating procedure for school districts to designate a set number of days in pre-defined classes for ESY, usually 20 days at 4 hours each in an SDC, often with a reduction in related services.  This appears to be done this way based on the availability of teaching staff and the willingness of individual districts to finance these classrooms over the summer months.

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