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Summer School

Laws and Guidance

Students in temporary housing who need summer school to advance to the next grade, or who need summer school to graduate on time, must be provided the opportunity to attend summer school free of charge. School districts may be asked to cover fees associated with summer school for students in temporary housing. Students in temporary housing are entitled to transportation to and from summer school if the school district provides transportation to permanently housed students. In addition, school districts must provide transportation if the lack of transportation is a barrier to the student's ability to attend summer school, even if the district does not transport permanently housed students. During the summer months, all Local Education Agencies (LEAs, including school districts, charter schools, and BOCES) are also required to have a McKinney-Vento Liaison. They should appoint an interim summer Liaison if the academic year Liaison is unavailable during the summer months.

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

Get answers to commonly asked questions about summer school.

Laws and Guidance

2017 Summer School Memo

This June 2017 Field Memo from the New York State Education Department addresses the rights of students in temporary housing to participate in summer school. This memo discusses topics on access to summer school including fees, transportation, and the use of Title I set-aside funding for students in temporary housing, and includese updates related to ESSA.

New York State Summer Food Service Program

This website provides information on the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). In New York, the Summer Food Service Program is administered in New York by the State Education Department (NYSED). The SFSP provides funding for free meals to students during the summer months when school is out. Children 18 years of age and younger are eligible to participate in SFSP. Persons over 18 years old who are physically or mentally disabled and participating in a public or nonprofit private school program established for children with these disabilities may also participate.

To find locations in your community where meals are being served, click here.

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