NOTICE TO PARENTS OF SPECIAL EDUCATION STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES CONCERNING EXTENDED SCHOOL YEAR SERVICES
Jackson County Schools, in accordance with state and federal regulations, operates an Extended School Year Program for eligible students with disabilities who are currently enrolled in a special education program in the county. The extended school year program is conducted during the summer months and is staffed by personnel trained to deliver appropriate special education and related services.
In order for a student to be eligible for extended school year services, the Individualized Education Program Team must determine that the student meets the following criteria:
(1) Has a current Individualized Education Program (IEP) that addresses one or more area(s) of critical skills and;
(2) Exhibits, or may exhibit, regression during an interruption in educational programming and;
(3) Demonstrates a limited ability to recoup (regain) critical skills to a level that would otherwise be expected once programming is resumed.
Parents of a child whose current IEP addresses eligibility for extended school year services will be contacted by mail regarding the 2006 Extended School Year program.
Parents of a child whose current IEP does not indicate eligibility for extended school year services, but feel that the child demonstrates a regression/recoupment problem, should contact their child's teacher or principal to arrange for a meeting to discuss eligibility for extended school year services. For further information, please call 372-7309.