The Boonton School District offers various educational programs and services for students ages three (3) to 21. Parents or other appropriate persons may refer children who are experiencing significant difficulties.
Child Study Team services are available to children ages three (3) to 21. Children experiencing physical, sensory, emotional, communication, cognitive and/or social difficulties may be eligible for special education and related services. The evaluations are available to preschool children aged 3-5, to school-aged children 6-21, to highly mobile students such as migrant and homeless students, and to students who may have disability although they are advancing from grade to grade. Parents should contact their district Child Study Team office for further information. Babies from birth to three (3), who are thought to have a developmental delay, may receive assistance from the Early Intervention Program. To access this service, parents should contact the Service Coordinator for Early Intervention at 973-971-4155.
If parents are concerned about their school aged child’s progress, they should feel free to discuss such issues with their child’s teacher, guidance counselor and/or principal. Parents have the option of making a referral to the Intervention and Referral Services (I&RS) committee or to the Child Study Team (CST). I&RS offers intervention procedures that are provided within the regular education school program. At times, however, more extensive interventions that can be provided in a regular education setting are necessary to assist the student. If the decision is made to undertake a full Child Study Team evaluation, the child’s social, emotional and academic status may be assessed. Medical or other specialized evaluations may be included in the assessment at no cost to the parent. If a child is determined to be eligible for special education and related services, an Individualized Education Program (IEP) is developed, which includes a rationale for the student’s educational placement and the basis for the program implementation.
Children or adult students who are found eligible for special education and related services are entitled to a free and appropriate special education program.
Please contact the Department of Special Services at (973) 335-9700 ext. 2025 if you have any further questions regarding Child Find.
The New Jersey Department of Education also has information on their website at http://www.state.nj.us/education/specialed/childfind