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.

February is CTE Month: County Special Services School Districts Celebrate Success of Career and Technical Programming, Life Skills Training

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Special Services School Districts Ready to Meet High Standards of New Jersey’s Deaf Student’s Bill of Rights

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NJ’s Special Services School Districts Help Make Medical and Emergency Care Less Stressful for Special Needs Families

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NJ Joint Council of County Special Services School Districts Welcome NJ DOE Officials

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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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There's Enough Work for Everyone, Firefighters tell Students at Career Event

MIDDLE TOWNSHIP — Students at Cape May County High School, part of the Cape May County Special Services School District, recently welcomed representatives from local fire departments for a career event.

Read more in the Middle Township Gazette on the Press of Atlantic City website. 

A new sensory pathway at Burlington County Special Services School District

Burlington County Special Services Helping Students Transition to work force

WESTAMPTON — Career training shops run by the Burlington County Special Services School District serve as a starting point for students to become more independent and get transferable skills they need to enter the work force.

Read More on the Burlington County Times Website

A new sensory pathway at Burlington County Special Services School District

New Sensory Path Helps Redirect Students’ Energy, Improve Focus

WESTAMPTON — A new sensory pathway at Burlington County Special Services School District received attention in the Burlington County Times as a fun way for students to expend energy before entering the classroom.

Read more on the Burlington County Times website

Mercer Elementary students in a recycling program

Mercer Elementary Students Become Environmental Stewards

HAMILTON TWP — Mercer County Special Services School District engaged its Mercer Elementary students in a recycling program through Entenmann’s, and the students emerged as the top collectors. 

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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.

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