The Department of Special Education provides quality coordinated special education programs and other related support services for 974 students with disabilities as mandated by N.J. C.A 6A:14. Twenty-seven dedicated full time professionals coordinate the provision of seven distinctly different programs and multiple related services to 15 in-district schools and many out of district schools. Special Education programs are also critical in the development of activities to address a variety of global school-based issues and concerns surrounding achievement and maximizing student potential. The department provides professional development for district support personnel in areas of state mandated training, best practices for instruction and specific areas of disabilities.
Additionally the department works collaboratively with general education programs and Intervention and Referral Services to provide early intervening services and reduce referrals with programs to assist students whose academic performance is negatively impacted by academic, social, emotional, behavior and health issues.