Special Education

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Acting Deputy Superintendent: Special Education Department
Parent Hotline: (201) 915-6300
346 Claremont Avenue 5th Floor
Jersey City, New Jersey 07305
Inquiry Hotline
During these rather uncertain times, please know that the entire Special Education Department is partnering with our students, families and staff to insure that every student's educational journey continues. As always, your Child Study Team Case Manager is there to assist you with any questions that you might have regarding your child or loved one's education. In the event that you have a question that you do not know where to direct it to, we have created this email site to assist in forwarding your concerns/ questions to the correct person. Please just click on the following address, and someone will direct your email accordingly.  Again, stay strong and safe.
The Mission of the Jersey City Schools Special Education Department is to improve the quality of life for students with disabilities and their families by providing comprehensive expertise, education, support and tools for students with special needs. It is our goal to prepare all students to achieve to their unique potential while becoming productive, valued, and contributing members to their families and society. The Special Education Department is accountable for ensuring that all special education programs, regulations and procedures are in compliance with the I.D.E.A. (Individual with Disability Education Act).
We believe:
  • That society is enriched by the inclusion and participation of diverse people, including those with disabilities, as full members of the Jersey City Public Schools community.
  • That everyone must be treated with RESPECT!
  • That everyone has worth and something to offer.
The belief that each child matters is at the heart of all of our efforts in the Department of Special Education. We are dedicated to creating all-inclusive schools with programs and services that promote the success of all students. We nurture collaboration between students, families and school staff ensuring support for students with disabilities and their family’s through the implementation of individualized education programs in the least restrictive environment.
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Special Education Parent Advisory Group(S.E.P.A.G.): The Department of Special Education assures parents are an integral part of our comprehensive support system. S.E.P.A.G. consists of parents representing each school as designated by the school's principal. The S.E.P.A.G. meets monthly and assists in planning and disseminating information on programs and services to the community. 
Child Find
Do you have a child ages 3-21, whom you believe may be experiencing difficulties in school or at home? Do you feel that your child may have a problem with learning or another disabling condition?
Project Child Find is a continuous process of public awareness, screening, and evaluation designed to locate, identify and refer, as early as possible, all young children with disabilities and their families who are in need of Early Intervention as stated in Program (Part C) or Preschool Special Education (Part B /619) services of the Individuals with Disability Act (IDEA, 2004).
If the answer is Yes, please contact Jessica Llamas with your concerns via email.  Click here for more information: Project Child Find
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