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Special Services

Watchung Borough School District Department of Special Services, in compliance with New Jersey Administrative Code (N.J.A.C. 6A:14), works collaboratively with district staff, parents and students to provide a free and appropriate public education to any student, age 3 to 14, residing in district and who is determined to be eligible for special education programs and/or services. Emphasis is placed on facilitating inclusion in general education settings to the fullest extent possible. Programs are assessed on an ongoing basis to ensure that students’ individual needs are met. A range of placement options are available in accordance with Individual Education Plans.

The Special Education Staff consists of Child Study Team case managers, related services providers, and educational consultants. Special Education Teachers support students in a continuum of special education programs. All programs and services are based on individual students needs as determined by each student’s Individual Education Plan (IEP).

Nicole DiTota

Director of Special Services, District Anti-Bullying Coordinator

Lisa Mahon

Child Study Team Secretary


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George Alexis portrait

Last Friday, I was at the borough hall for a meeting, and I could not help but notice the framed photographs of the councils over the years. But the image that stayed with me this past week was the proud look on Mayor Mobus’s face in the 2012 council portrait. 

School children raising hands

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continued safe operation and maintenance of its school buildings and create new learning opportunities by transforming outdated rooms into 21st-century learning spaces. 

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