One at One: ESY Requirements Due to COVID-19

Posted June 16, 2020

  • One at One: ESY Requirements Due to COVID-19

Today’s Issue:

Are school districts in New Jersey required to provide in-person Extended School Year (“ESY”) programs this summer?

Answer:

No. School districts are not required to provide in-person ESY programs. Governor Murphy’s Executive Order No. 149 states that school districts may conduct ESY in-person if the New Jersey Covid-19 Youth Summer Camp standards are implemented. Compliance with these standards is a local decision. School Districts must implement a student’s Individualized Education Program to the greatest extent possible, i.e., providing a remote ESY program to students entitled to summer services.

Resources:

https://www.nj.gov/education/covid19/boardops/extendedschoolyear.shtml

https://www.nj.gov/education/broadcasts/2020/jun/12/Guidance%20for%20Summer%20Learning%20Programs.pdf?ct=t(EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_06_14_2020__COPY_01)&mc_cid=276fc9ed53&mc_eid=fa62369416

https://www.nj.gov/health/ceohs/documents/phss/Youth_Day_Camps_Standards_COVID-19.pdf

To Learn More about FPSCTT’s Education and School Law Practice, please contact:

Lester Taylor, Partner and Co-Chair
Christine Soto, Partner and Co-Chair
Afshan Ajmiri Giner, Senior Associate

 

This post is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice.

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