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  • Extended School Services (ESS)

    “Extended school services” means instructional and support services provided by school districts for students who need additional time to achieve academic expectations in 703 KAR 4:060. These services shall be provided at times separate from the regular school day, regular school week, or the minimum school term unless a district’s request for a waiver meets the criteria established.

    The major emphases of ESS should be: 1) to enhance the present level of performance of students who are having difficulty in one or more content areas; 2) to provide additional instruction to students who have been retained or are at risk of being retained, who are in danger of failing to graduate on time, or are at risk of dropping out; and 3) to close the achievement gap of low-performing students.  Students should not be selected or assigned to receive ESS for disciplinary purposes or in-school suspension.

    Extended school services should not replace or substitute regular class instruction but should provide additional instructional time in a targeted content area with specific individual learning goals. ESS funds may be used to provide additional instruction during the school day if the district requests a waiver.

    Knox ESS Handbook – Revised February 2018