Special Education Programs
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The Montclair Public Schools are committed to a free appropriate public education for children with disabilities. All students with disabilities who are in need of special education and related services, including students with disabilities attending nonpublic schools, regardless of the severity of their disabilities, are located, identified and evaluated according to N.J.A.C. 6A:14
An individualized education program is developed, reviewed and revised when appropriate. Students with disabilities are educated in the least restrictive environment to the maximum extent appropriate with their non-disabled peers. Students identified as disabled are eligible for services beginning at age three.
There are various levels and types of services offered within all of the Montclair Public Schools. For additional information, please contact your building child study team or call the Department of Pupil Services at 973-509-4022 or see the "Parent Guide to Special Education in Montclair," (also available from the District Office as a printed book) for detailed information.
Montclair Special Education Parent Advisory Council
Visit us at: http://www.montclairspecialeducationpac.org/
A group of parents, professionals and concerned community members who meet monthly with the administrators of Montclair’s Special Education Programs to share information and ideas, raise and resolve concerns, and ensure that issues affecting children with special needs are given the attention they deserve.
The Parent Advisory Council’s (PAC) goals are to improve the instructional process for children classified for Special Education and Related Services and to promote the inclusion of children with special needs, with the necessary supports, within their schools and the community at large. We encourage following “best practices” in the identification and evaluation of students with special needs and in the provision of special education services. The PAC seeks to keep parents informed and involved in their children’s education by providing an arena to address policy issues and problems related to their children’s education; by providing topical workshops that address identified problems and by encouraging innovative educational practices. We welcome community members and professionals to participate, to share information about innovative programs or techniques they are using and to raise issues or problems for the PAC to address.
Meetings are generally held the third Wednesday of the month at 7:00 pm.
For more information please contact the names below.
Norman Rosenblum, PAC Chair
Robert Allen, PAC Co-Chair
Page Updated: Feb 26, 2013