MSDE Technical Assistance Bulletin
This technical assistance bulletin includes a flowchart to support the local school system or public agency (LSSs/PAs) in determining Extended School Year (ESY) services due to the extended school closure in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This document also contains questions and answers that highlight the eligibility decision-making and documentation requirements for ESY services. Most students should already have an ESY services eligibility determination made by the IEP team for summer 2020. However, there may be some circumstances related to the extended school closure in which the team has not made an ESY services eligibility determination. For these students, the LSS/PA should address ESY eligibility as soon as possible.