“Special Education” State of New Jersey Department of Education

New Jersey

~~“The New Jersey special education offices are responsible for supervising and monitoring the implementation of the federal requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 (IDEA) in local education agencies (LEAs) which include all school districts.  The state special education offices provide leadership to ensure compliance with state and federal regulations and to establish standards that promote improved outcomes for students with disabilities.  In order to serve parents and students who receive special education services, the special education policies and procedures office provides the following:
•Monitoring, dispute resolution, and complaint investigations;
•State and federal IDEA Part B grant applications and oversight;
•Approvals of Approved Private Schools for Students with Disabilities, clinics, agencies and community transition programs;
•Development of state policy, administrative code and guidance;
•Oversight of the Special Education Medicaid Initiative (SEMI); and
•Development of the State Performance Plan/Annual Performance Report.

State Policies & Initiatives: 
  • Department of Education
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