Barriers to Providing Extended School Year Services to Students With Disabilities: An Exploratory Study of Special Education Directors

Lucy Barnard-Brak, Tara Stevens, Evelyn Valenzuela

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

3 Scopus citations

Abstract

The purpose of the current study was to examine barriers, if any, reported by special education directors to providing extended school year (ESY) services. Results indicate four barriers to providing ESY services listed in order of importance by special education directors: difficulty in finding qualified personnel to work over the summer, determining eligibility for ESY services, compliance of parents, and limited financial resources to provide ESY services. Rural special education directors reported the barrier of difficulty in finding qualified personnel significantly more often than nonrural directors. Rural special education directors also reported significantly more barriers to providing ESY services in general.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)245-250
Number of pages6
JournalRural Special Education Quarterly
Volume37
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2018

Keywords

  • extended school year services
  • rural
  • special education directors

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Barriers to Providing Extended School Year Services to Students With Disabilities: An Exploratory Study of Special Education Directors'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this