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Due to lack of services and supports or implementation of my students IEP during distance learning, Is my child entitled to compensatory education?
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ESY is a separate requirement that must be considered for all students with disabilities. ESY is defined as the special education and related services that are required by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) that an ARD committee determines a student with a disability will be provided beyond the regular school year as set out in the student’s IEP. ESY services are required only if the ARD committee determines and documents in the IEP that, in one or more critical areas addressed in the current IEP goals and objectives, the student has exhibited, or reasonably may be expected to exhibit, severe or substantial regression that cannot be recouped within a reasonable period of time. In Texas, severe and substantial regression means that the student has been, or will be, unable to maintain one or more acquired critical skills in the absence of ESY services.