Special Education Department
The Special Services Department of Blairstown Elementary School is dedicated to locating, identifying and considering the needs of students with disabilities, in accordance with the state and federal regulations. This includes evaluation, collaboration in individual program development, and case management of students in preschool through grade 6. Our purpose is to insure that each student with a disability is provided with a Free, Appropriate, Public Education.
Ultimately, our team strives to work with families as well as the entire school community and see that each child with a disability is educated in a supportive environment that respects and accommodates individual learning differences.
Parents or other appropriate persons may refer children ages 3 to 21 who are experiencing significant difficulties that impact on their educational performance.
Staff of the Special Services Department/Child Study Team
- School Social Worker ~ Sheri Brady x 112
- School Psychologist ~ Wendy Keefer x 111
- Learning Disabilities Teacher/Consultant ~ Laurie Pillus x 113
- Child Study Team Secretary ~ Sally Smigel x 109
The Parent Advisory initiative is a joint effort of the schools in the North Warren Cluster. Its purpose is to provide a forum for exchange of information and an opportunity for parents to provide input on issues concerning students with disabilities. Meetings will be scheduled throughout the year and notice of meetings will be posted on the website. Should you have suggestions or questions, please contact the CST Office at 908-362-6111 x 110.