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Intervention and Referral Services

As per N.J.A.C. 6A:16-7, district boards of educations are required to:

"… establish and implement a coordinated system in each school building for the planning and delivery of intervention and referral services that are designed to assist students who are experiencing learning, behavior, or health difficulties and to assist staff who have difficulties in addressing students' learning, behavior or health needs."

What is I&RS?  

I&RS is a school-based team that designs and monitors the implementation of strategies for educating non-classified students who are referred because they are experiencing difficulties in their classes. The I&RS Team uses a proactive approach to assist teachers in the creation of resources and implementation of action plans for students struggling with academic, personal, social, emotional, and occupational challenges.

The primary purpose of the I&RS Team is to plan and provide appropriate interventions for students within the general education population who are experiencing difficulty. The intent is to coordinate with staff members and parents/guardians in order to increase the quantity and effectiveness of student interventions.

If you believe that your student/child would benefit from services through the I&RS, you are encouraged to speak to the school counselor.


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A meeting of the Watchung Borough Board of Education is scheduled for Thursday, December 8, 2022 at 7:00 pm.

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Why is the Board of Education having a referendum?

The Board is committed to providing a first-rate educational experience for all students. In the development of its long-range facilities plan (LRFP), the board identified facility infrastructure and renovation projects that will allow the district to ensure the continued safe operation and maintenance of its school buildings and create new learning opportunities by transforming outdated rooms into 21st-century learning spaces. 

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