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.
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
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.
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.
Mercer County Brings Vaccines to Special Services School District Students
Recognizing that many students struggle in public health settings, the Mercer County Special Services School District arranged for vaccines to be administered in school. The familiar setting along with friendly faces made the process easier for children ages 12 and older who received their first dose of the vaccine.
Michael Vrancik joins the Joint Council as the government relations consultant
The New Jersey Joint Council of County Special Services School Districts is excited to welcome the new government relations consultant for the group. Vrancik also currently serves as the legislative advocate for the New Jersey Association of School Business Officials (NJASBO). Michael Vrancik replaces Judy Savage, who retired after 15 years with the Joint Council.
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.
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.