Special & Related Services
It is the district’s goal to provide a free, appropriate public education for all students with disabilities, ages three and twenty-one. Provision is made for the participation of students who are placed by their parents in a nonpublic school as well as students who are placed in specialized schools by the district.
The Carteret Public Schools provides a free, appropriate public education for all students with disabilities, ages three through twenty-one, residing in the district, including students with disabilities enrolled by their parents in nonpublic schools.
Infants and Toddlers (Birth to Three) – New Jersey’s Early Intervention System provides services for infants and toddlers(from birth to the child’s third birthday) who have developmental delays or disabilities as well as support for their families.
- If you are concerned your infant or toddler is developing or learning differently, you can call Middlesex Special Child Health Services at 732-745-3180 or 3187.
- If you are concerned your preschool child, ages three through five, is developing differently, you can call the district Department of Special Services at 732-541-8960. A member of the preschool child study team will respond to your concerns.
- If you are concerned your student, ages six through twenty-one is developing or learning differently, you can contact the principal of the school in which your child is enrolled. The school Identification and Referral Services Committee will respond to your concerns. Your child may be referred to the Identification and Referral Services Committee, formerly known as Pupil Assistance Committee. Parents may also submit a written request for evaluation by the child study team.
- Students with disabilities enrolled by their parents in nonpublic schools receive services through the Middlesex County Educational Services Commission. You may contact the Middlesex County Educational Services Commission at 732-777-9848.
PARENT ADVISORY GROUP
New Jersey Administrative Code 6A:14-1.2(h) states that “Each board of education shall ensure that a special education parent advisory group is in place to provide input to the district on issues concerning students with disabilities”
What is the purpose?
- To provide direct input on the policies, programs and practices that impact services and supports for children with disabilities and their families.
- To increase the involvement of families of children with special needs in making recommendations of special education policy.
- To advise on matters that pertain to the education, health and safety of children with special needs,
- To advise on unmet needs of children with disabilities.
Who should attend?
- Anyone with a student or students in the Carteret School District with different learning needs: physical, emotional or behavioral.
- Anyone with a student or students eligible for or receiving services under an IEP or 504 plan.
If you would like to participate in the Special Education Advisory Group please call Susan Cherney, Supervisor of Special & Related Services at 732-541-8960 x6014 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.