Special Services

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  • Mr. David Knaster, Director of Pupil-Special Services and McKinney Vento Liaison
  • Mrs. Audrey Burns, Director of Early Childhood Education
  • Dr. Cynthia Defina, Supervisor of Secondary Special Education
  • Mrs. Kara Schlaline, Supervisor of PreK and Elementary Special Education

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About Special Services

Sayreville Public Schools Department of Special Services, in compliance with New Jersey Administrative Code, provides quality education in the least restrictive environment to its students who are educationally disabled and require special education services. Emphasis is placed on facilitating inclusion in general education settings to the fullest extent possible.  Programs are assessed on an ongoing basis to insure that students’ individual needs are met. A range of placement options are available in accordance with Individual Education Plans.  These placements include:

•    Regular Education with Supports and Services
•    In-Class Support Resources
•    Resource Center Support
•    Resource Center Replacement
•    Self-Contained Classes
•    Out-of-District Placements

Our Special Services Staff is comprised of experts in their fields who are dedicated to developing education plans and delivering services vital to meeting each student’s needs.  Our staff consists of Child Study Team case managers and related services providers, as well as a variety of educational consultants.  Our Special Education Teachers are enthusiastic and committed to providing the highest level of education available. 

Sayreville School District has Intervention and Referral Services (I&RS) Teams at all district schools.  The I&RS Team is available to assess students brought to their attention for social, emotional or educational needs.  The I&RS Team receives referrals from building principals, counselors, Child Study Team members, and teachers. The Intervention and Referral Services Team is consulted as a pre-referral intervention to the special education evaluation process.

A student may be referred to the Child Study Team for evaluation by teachers, parents/guardians, counselors, and/or building administrators.  Parents/guardians may request consideration for evaluation of their child by contacting the building principal or by writing a request to the Director of Special Services.

For a listing of Child Study Teams and Related Services Personnel please see Child Study Teams link.

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