Extended Service – A student may be served beyond the Eligibility Expiration Date if either of the following situations apply:
4th Year Continuation - A child’s eligibility ends and the agency provides services for an additional school year because comparable services are not available through other programs (see section 1304(e)(2)of the NRGs)
Clarification for a students whose eligibility expires during the school year - If a child loses eligiblity during the school year they could be served for an additional school year including the following summer.
Clarification for a students whose eligibility expires in summer - If a child loses eligiblity during the summer they could be served for an additional school year excluding the summer.
Credit Accrual – student continues to receive assistance in order to enable graduation from high school. A local operating agency continues to serve secondary school students who were eligible for services in secondary school through credit accrual programs until they graduate (see section 1304(e)(3) of the NRGs). Clarification - An eighth grade student is considered to be a ninth grade student on July 1st due to promotion. As ninth grade students they can get assistance until they graduate. In cases where their promotion to ninth grade is conditional meeting certain conditions before September 1st and they fail to meet those conditions they won't be eligible for continued assistance.
[Note: Before the agency provides services under these provisions, it should consider whether the child’s unmet special educational needs are addressed by the general school program and whether migrant children who have a priority for services have already been served.]