Department of Pupil Personnel Services

I&RS (Intervention and Referral Service)

Each district board of education is required to establish and implement a coordinated system in each school building, in which general education students are served, for the planning and delivery of intervention and referral services (I&RS) that are designed to:

1) Assist students who are experiencing learning, behavior or health difficulties; and

2) Assist staff who have difficulties in addressing students’ learning, behavior or health needs.

Prior to a special education referral, a student is referred to the I&RS (Intervention and Referral Service) committee in concert with the first and second tier of our RTI (Response to Intervention) program.

504 Plans

This type of plan falls under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. This is the part of the federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against public school students with disabilities, which includes students with learning and attention issues who meet certain criteria.

Much like an IEP, a 504 plan can help students with learning and attention issues learn and participate in the general education curriculum. A 504 plan outlines how a child’s specific needs are met with accommodations, modifications and other services necessary to combat the medical diagnosis (disabling condition) that impacts a student’s learning process. These measures “remove barriers” to learning.

Director of Pupil Personnel Services/District 504 Compliance Officer-Robyn A. Klim, LCSW

IMS 504 Coordinator- Mrs. Stacey Boyle-Weller

IMMS 504 Coordinator- Mr. Ryan Vaux

Residency

The Shamong Township School District is responsible to the taxpayers of Shamong Township to ensure that all students attending Shamong Township School District are residents of the district. To be considered a resident, a family must reside in Shamong as their primary residence or domicile and contribute to the tax base. For more information regarding residency or registration for school, please contact our district registrar, Ms. Val Dix can be contacted at: 609-268-0220, ex. 2000

Homeless

The Shamong Township School District ensures that homeless children enroll in and succeed in school and those children and their families receive the educational services for which they are eligible. Grant funds are available for eligible families through McKinney-Vento Homeless Grant and can be accessed through the district’s Homeless Liaison. For more information, contact the Director of Pupil Personnel Services/District Homeless Liaison, Robyn. A. Klim, LCSW at 609-268-0440 ext. 2008.

DCP&P (Educational Stability)

To assure compliance with the education provisions of the federal law, Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008, New Jersey legislation was enacted September 9, 2010 that amended Title 18 A and Title 30. Under this law, children can remain in their home school when they enter foster care unless it is not in their best interest to do so.For more information, contact the Director of Pupil Personnel Services/District Homeless Liaison, Robyn. A. Klim, LCSW at 609-268-0440 ext. 2008.

ESL

The Shamong Township School District provides English as a Second Language instruction to students identified as English language learners. This determination is made using the ACCESS for ELLs assessment (spring) and WIDA Screener upon entry to the district. The instruction is tailored to the need of the individual student. For more information, click on this link, http://www.nj.gov/education/bilingual.

School contacts for ESL programming:

IMS- Ms. Nicole Moore, Principal

IMMS- Mr. Timothy Carroll, Principal