New Jersey Joint Council of County Special Services School Districts

We are dedicated partners in educating and empowering students with special needs and significant disabilities.

A Look Inside: Mercer County Special Services School District

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District Highlight: Bleshman Regional Day School Recognized as Apple Distinguished School

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Welcome New Joint Council Chairperson, Jamie Moscony

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A Look Inside: Cape May County Special Services School District

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NJ’s County Special Services Schools Celebrate Disability Employment Awareness Month

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A Look Inside: Bergen County Special Services School District

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NJ’s County Special Services School Districts Work to Prepare Students for their Next Steps in Life

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Click Here to Learn Why Website Accessibility Is Crucial

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Celebrating the Season and the Return of Time-Honored Traditions

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Celebrating National Special Education Day Every Day

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Carefully designed playgrounds offer fun for all students while reinforcing lessons at County Special Services Schools

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NJ Joint Council of County Special Services School Districts Welcomes New Government Relations Consultant

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NJ Joint Council of County Special Services School Districts Wins School Communications Award for The Second Year in A Row

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Celebrating Successes and Meeting Milestones After a Challenging Year

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Joint Council Pays Tribute to “Super” Government Relations Consultant, Judy Savage

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About The New Jersey Joint Council of County Special Services School Districts

The New Jersey Joint Council of County Special Services School Districts promotes the unique role of county special services school districts as providers of highly specialized placements for students with severe and multiple disabilities and cost-effective shared services for local districts. The special services districts work in partnership with local districts to help each student reach his or her full potential.

Learn more about the Joint Council and its eight member districts.

Districts in the News

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BurlCo Special Services Incorporates Educational Technology Into the Curriculum

Burlington County Special Services understands the value of investing in educational technology. District leaders have integrated these tools into the curriculum to help them meet each student’s unique needs.

Read More in this School Leader article

Paramus School Holds Pep Rally for NY Giants Before Playoff Game vs. Eagles

Paramus School Holds Pep Rally for NY Giants Before Playoff Game vs. Eagles

Students at Bergen County Special Services School District’s Bleshman Regional Day School in Paramus enjoyed a very spirited pep rally, thanks to the New York Giants. Former Giants players, along with the team’s drumline, welcomed students as they arrived at school on Jan. 20. The #BigBlueFriday pep rally was one that students and staff will never forget. Learn more in this NBC New York story.

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Members of the Burlington County Special Services School District "Pioneer Posh" team gather for a photo together.  The team helps sell consignments online, teaching students about commerce in a functional way.

BurlCo Special Services School District Honored for Work-Based Learning Program

The Burlington County Special Services School District’s (BCSSSD) Transition Program was recently honored with the 2022 Innovations in Special Education Award from the New Jersey School Board Association (NJSBA) and the Association of Schools and Agencies for the Handicapped (ASAH) for the school’s “Pioneer Posh” work-based learning program.

Learn more in this piece from Tap Into Mount Laurel.

Roseanne Rowe, a school nurse at the Burlington County Special Services School District

Nurse at BurlCo Special Services School District Named "School Nurse of the Year"

A school nurse at the Burlington County Special Services School District (BCSSSD) has been named the 2022 School Nurse of the Year by the New Jersey State School Nurses Association (NJSSNA). Rosanne Rowe was recently given the honor, which is fitting, as her colleagues say that she goes well beyond the duties of a school nurse.

Learn more in this piece from Tap Into Mount Laurel.

Featured District Video

Learn more about how county special services school districts have specialized programs to educate students who are deaf and hard of hearing. This video highlights Bergen County’s Union Street School for the Deaf, which takes a total communication approach to teaching and learning.

I am continually impressed by the caring, thoughtful staff at BCSSSD. This was my daughter’s first year and they went “above and beyond” to help her make the transition. I appreciated the feedback I received from her teachers…I felt I was part of the team in decisions about her program.

Patti B.

Burlington County

As I watched from my car, my three-year-old son walked off his first school bus…no speech, required a special diet…multi-disabled. I was terrified for him. But, I saw at least three staff members welcome him…and escort him where he needed to go. That was 13 years ago. Today he still gets that same warm welcome. We are so pleased with the young man my son is growing to be and the school has been very instrumental in this.

Nancy H.

Cape May County