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Extended School Year (ESY) Certification
One of the Extended School Year (ESY) Services Policy requirements is the annual certification process for ESY-related transportation and nonpublic ESY services certification, which produces student data that allows OSSE, local education agencies (LEAs), and nonpublic programs to ensure appropriate planning/staffing and permits OSSE to anticipate state level expenses related to nonpublic ESY services and ESY-related transportation services.
Per the Policy, between the months of December and April of each year, Individualized Education Programs (IEP) Teams must analyze student-level progress monitoring data using the sate-level eligibility framework to make appropriate individualized ESY determinations for every student with an IEP. LEAs must then provide two certifications to OSSE by the first Monday in May: 1) a certification of all students requiring ESY-related transportation, and 2) a certification of all students receiving summer ESY programming in nonpublic schools.