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Extended School Year Overview

Trumbull County Educational Service Center (TCESC) offers an Extended School Year (ESY) program for children with disabilities from any school district in the county. This program is offered as a service to Trumbull County School Districts.  

  • The decision to provide ESY services to a student is made by the student’s IEP team, not the school district, the service agency or the child’s parent. The student’s home district must provide services if the IEP team determines that ESY is necessary. Then, the school district can access TCESC’s ESY program if it will meet the needs of the student.

  • The ESY program was created in collaboration with the Trumbull County MRDD in response to requests from IEP teams throughout the county.

  • The student’s home school district must pay for the student to participate in ESY. The district will be billed according to the number of days students are enrolled. The district must also provide any specialized materials or equipment such as TEACCH schedules, communication devices, etc., that the student requires.

  • Students will be considered if the ESY Consultation Team determines that the program can address the student’s needs and if room is available in the ESY classroom.

Students must meet the following conditions to be considered:

  • The student’s IEP team must determine ESY is required and that the services are a necessary, not just beneficial, component of FAPE.

  • ESY services must be necessary in order to prevent the student from experiencing a significant regression of skills/or knowledge through the summer.

  • ESY services must be necessary in order to prevent the student from experiencing a significant regression of skills/ knowledge that cannot be recouped in a reasonable amount of time.

  • The ESY program is conducted at Fairhaven School from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday for 24 days. 

  • The IEP team chair is responsible for providing the ESY teachers with a clear statement of the student’s goals and objectives and the services needed to achieve the objectives.

  • If a student requires an individual aide during the year, the aide must accompany the student in the ESY program unless the IEP team agrees that   the aide is not necessary to achieve objectives.

  • Fairhaven will provide transportation if students reside within areas that are covered by existing transportation routes. Otherwise, parents will be responsible for transportation.

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Contact Information
Michelle Tul, supervisor of multiple disabilities program
Phone: 330-505-2800 ext. 145
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6000 Youngstown Warren Rd.  Niles, OH  44446-4603
Phone: 330.505.2800  Fax: 330.505.2814
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