Compensatory Services – Extended School Year – Homebound Services

Extended School Year “In Standards for Extended School Year (ESY), Nissan Bar-Lev describes the legal basis and standards for ESY as defined by federal courts around the country. Dr. Bar-Lev is the special education director of CESA-7 in Green Bay, WI.

Letter to Given (OSEP, 2003) After the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit issued a decision about ESY in MM v. Greenville County, 303 F.3rd 523, 537-538 (2002), the Department of Education issued an Opinion Letter clarifying that lack of progress is not the only criteria for finding a child eligible for ESY. They noted that “likelihood of regression, slow recoupment, and predictive data based on the opinion of professionals are derived from long-standing judicial precedents,” and that the Fourth Circuit noted that ESY decisions are fact and case specific and a showing of actual regression is not required to find a child eligible for ESY.” Wrightslaw

Compensatory Services

“Compensatory education” is generally defined as educational services above and beyond that normally due a student under his state’s education law. While compensatory education is not a remedy expressly identified in the IDEA, courts, have awarded it in appropriate circumstances by exercising their authority under 20 U.S.C 1415(2)(B)(ii) to ‘grant such relief as the court determines appropriate.” Generally speaking, compensatory education may be an appropriate remedy when a student has been denied FAPE in the past.” Compensatory Education

Ready for a nap after a long day.

Homebound Services

Homebound Instruction – the delivery of special education and related services in the home of the child with a disability. (Kansas Special Education Regulations)

The contents of this Families Together, Inc.'s website were developed under grants from the US Department of Education (#H328M150027) and the Department of Health and Human Services (H84MC09487). However, the contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the US Departments of Education or Health and Human Services, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government Project Officers, Kristen Rhoads or LaQuanta Smalley.