New Jersey Joint Council of County Special Services School Districts
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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.
Districts in the News
Stephen Jones – An Inspiration for Shore!
Atlantic County Special Services School District’s School-to-Work Program is an example of a Transition Program that helps students with special needs prepare for their next steps in life. Programming often includes on-the-job training, which can lead to paid employment, like it did for Stephen Jones at Shore Medical Center.
Special Services School Sends off Grads with Sweet, Socially Distant Ceremony
Schools to Continue with Remote Special Ed Services
The eight member districts of the New Jersey Joint Council of County Special Services School Districts are among the growing number of districts in the state announcing that they will deliver instruction and related services for Extended School Year (ESY) programs remotely. NJ Joint Council Chairman Howard Lerner, Ed.D., has become a leading voice advocating for more time and more specific state guidance for getting New Jersey’s most vulnerable student population back to school safely.
Meeting the Needs of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students
Trenton – Last summer, New Jersey Acting Governor Sheila Y. Oliver signed legislation into law establishing a Deaf Student’s Bill of Rights.The eight districts that make up the New Jersey Joint Council of County Special Services School Districts have experts in place to help regional public partners navigate the standards in the Deaf Student’s Bill of Rights, and they offer both specialized placements and cost-effective shared services to help deaf and hard of hearing students in local districts reach their greatest potential.
Learn more in a feature article appearing in the May/June issue of School Leader magazine.
Featured District Video
Learn more about how county special services school districts help prepare students for transitioning out of school through this video on Bergen County’s Career Crossroads program.