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When we attended
our child's ESY Meeting, we were told that he did not qualify for Extended
School Year services because he did not meet the "regression-recoupment
criteria". We were not advised of any other criteria that may be
used to determine if a child is eligible for ESY.
handed a paper sheet to sign. I said I was not prepared to sign the paper.
When I read the Handbook, I found that I was describing one of the criteria for ESY. If I had not contacted the state department of education to get the ESY handbook, I would not have been informed of our options.
As we read the ESY Handbook, we realized that the school team had made their decision before the meeting, without any input from us. You are right when you say parents need to do their own research, and not accept everything they are told.
didn't sign the paper, another meeting was scheduled. When we went to
that meeting, we brought the yellow ESY Handbook with us - and we marked
the criteria for ESY.
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