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Special Education Department

Special Education Department

Special education programs are offered in preschool through grade eight in accordance with New Jersey Department of Education rules and regulations.

Once a student is deemed eligible for special education by the Child Study Team, an Individualized Educational Program (IEP) is developed to meet that student’s individual educational needs.  IEPs are developed collaboratively and reviewed annually with input from parents, teachers, Child Study Team members, and if appropriate, related service providers (speech-language specialists, occupational and physical therapists).

Special education teachers and related service providers implement the IEP in collaboration with general education staff.

Special Services Contact:  Dr. Ashley Kipness, Special Services Supervisor, akipness@cranburyschool.org


Intervention  and  Referral  Services (I&RS)

I&RS implements and monitors intervention strategies for students who are experiencing academic difficulties within the general education program.  The classroom teacher, or the student’s parent/guardian(s), request assistance from the I&RS Committee.  The I&RS Committee may consist of the I&RS Coordinator, general education teacher(s), a staff member from support services (guidance, nurse, child student team, speech, occupational therapist, or academic support), the teacher requesting assistance, and the parent/guardian.  Meetings are scheduled when necessary and monthly as indicated on the school calendar from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

I & RS Contact:  Joann Charwin, School Counselor,  jcharwin@cranburyschool.org