Confused about Compensatory Services vs. Recovery Services vs. Extended School Year?

Mar 22, 2021 | Compensatory Education, Covid-19

If you’re trying to puzzle out the distinction between Compensatory Services, Recovery Services and Extended School Year (ESY) services, you’re not alone.

Part of the issue is that Recovery Services is a brand new made-up category, courtesy of Covid-19. Fortunately, there are good resources out there for parents.

Virginia’s PEATC released Back to School Considerations—Options for Ensuring FAPE
A Resource Document
, which provides a helpful breakdown of the three categories of services.

The Virginia Department of Education released Considerations for COVID Recovery Services for Students with Disabilities.

Finally, COPAA has an FAQ on Compensatory Education in the Time of Covid-19.