returning to school buildings

Compensatory Services and Returning to School

"Compensatory Services'' refer to the make-up service a school district is required to provide when they “miss” or do not provide services under a child’s IEP for one reason or another. This applies to services missed because of pandemic related school closures, since rights under the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act (IDEA)-- the federal law that provides special education-- were not put on hold during closures or distance learning.