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Special Education

Special Education


To provide for the achievement of every identified child through individualized programs and services.



The mission of the Paterson Public School District, Division of Special Education Services is to provide referral, identification, evaluation and instructional services to students identified as disabled through the identification process.  The Division of Special Education works closely with the members of the Intervention and Referral Services (I&RS) to locate and identify students with disabilities in need of special education services.  Once students have been identified in need of an evaluation, the child study team works closely with the parent and instructional staff to determine if the student is a student with a disability AND requires special education services.


ACT and BTMF Child Study Team

ACT and BTMF Child Study Team


Document & Link:
Manifestation Determination - click here
Special Education and Discipline - click here
New Jersey Administrative Code: Title 6A, Chapter 14 - Special Education - click here
Building the Legacy: IDEA 2004 - click here
New Jersey Highly Qualified Teacher - click here

Parental Rights in Special Education