Extended School Year Services
(1)School districts must ensure that extended school year services are available as necessary to provide a free appropriate public education to a child with a disability.
(2)Extended school year services must be provided only if the child’s IEP team determines, on an individual basis, that the services are necessary for the provision of free appropriate public education to the child.
(3)A school district may not:
(a)Limit extended school year services to particular categories of disability; or
(b)Unilaterally limit the type, amount, or duration of those services.
(4)The purpose of extended school year services is the maintenance of the child’s learning skills or behavior, not the teaching of new skills or behaviors.
(5)School districts must develop criteria for determining the need for extended school year services. Criteria must include regression and recoupment time based on documented evidence or, if no documented evidence, on predictions according to the professional judgment of the team.
(6)For the purposes of section (5) of this rule:
(a)“Regression” means significant loss of skills or behaviors in any area specified on the IEP as a result of an interruption in education services;
(b)“Recoupment” means the recovery of skills or behaviors specified on the IEP to a level demonstrated before the interruption of education services.
(7)For the purposes of this rule, “extended school year services” means special education and related services that:
(a)Are provided to a child with a disability:
(A)Beyond the normal school year of the school district;
(B)In accordance with the child’s IEP; and
(C)At no cost to the parents of the child; and
(b)Meet the standards of the Department.
Rule 581-015-2065 — Extended School Year Services,