Extended School Year

  • Special Education Extended School Year

    The Mechanicville City School District’s Committee on Special Education (CSE) determines whether a student requires extended school year services in order to prevent “substantial regression.” Substantial regression is defined as a loss of skills and an inability to recoup the skills previously mastered within the time ordinarily reserved for that purpose in the beginning of the school year (a review period of 8 weeks or more would indicate that a substantial regression has occurred). 

    Students are considered for 12 month special services and/or programs to prevent substantial regression if they are:

    -         Students whose management needs are determined to be highly intensive and require a high degree of individualized attention and intervention, and who are placed in special classes; or

    -        Students with severe multiple disabilities whose programs consist primarily of habilitation and treatment, and who are placed in special classes; or

    -        Students recommended for home instruction whose special education needs are determined to be highly intensive and require a high degree of individualized attention and intervention, or who have severe multiple disabilities and require primarily habilitation and treatment; or

    -        Students whose needs are so severe that their needs can only be met in a seven-day residential program; or

    -        Students receiving other special education services who, because of their disabilities, exhibit the need for 12 month special service and /or program to prevent substantial regression.

    The CSE determines the type and amount of services that a student needs for an appropriate extended school year program.  The IEP developed for the extended school year should focus on the areas in which the student is expected to experience “substantial regression.”