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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.
I went to the state department of education office and asked for written information about Extended School Year services. A nice person gave me a yellow ESY Handbook. This Handbook listed three criteria for ESY.
When I read the Handbook, I realized that I was advised of only one of the three criteria for ESY. If I had not contacted the state department of education and read the ESY handbook, I would not know about these other 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 to 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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