Welcome to the Department of Special Services Website!




    Applications being accepted for the 2018-19 Integrated Prechool Program at Hillside School!   


    We are accepting applications for the Integrated Preschool Program for 2018-19.  A Constant Contact with information on the program will be sent out on 2/16/18. For further information, please click on the following documents or visit the Hillside School website!

    Town Journal Article on IPS Program

    IPS Application 2018-19

    IPS Information Letter 2018


     The Child Study Team:
    Located in Brookside School, the Department of Special Services is where you can contact the members of the Child Study Team.  The members of the Child Study Team are dedicated to helping students achieve success in the academic, social, and emotional domains.  As you navigate through this section of the District website, you will find information on workshops and programs available through various County and State organizations.  The information in this sections is updated regularly as new information becomes available.  
    For parents who wish to request a Child Study Team evaluation for their child, please be aware of the District Policy 2460, #18, which states:
    "The school district will not accept the use of electronic mail from the parent(s) to submit requests to a school official regarding referral, identification, evaluation, classification, and the provisions of a free, appropriate public education."
    All requests must be submitted in writing and signed by the parent(s).  If you wish to review this policy, click here and you will be redirected to this section of the District Policies.  Please open the link for Policy 2460, Special Education/Sending Districts and scroll down to #18.   
    To review a flowchart which identified the timeline for the Special Education process, kindly click here
    If you have any questions regarding special education programs or services, please feel free to contact me and I will be happy to address your concerns or questions. 
    Thank you,
    Jo Ann Karamus
    Supervisor of Curriculum & Instruction
    (201) 327-2020 Ext. 1206