Notice of Child Find Activity
Pursuant to the Individuals with Disabilities
Education Act and New Jersey
Title 6A:14, Special Education
Wharton Borough Public Schools has a
responsibility to locate, identify and evaluate all resident students with
disabilities who are in need of special education and related services,
including students with disabilities attending nonpublic schools.
district locates, identifies and evaluates, where appropriate, the following:
children below school-entry age (3-5); school age children; children entering
school for the first time; children enrolled in public and private schools,
transfer pupils and school age children who are eligible to attend school but
who are not attending school and who are residents of the Wharton School
Upon written request, the district will conduct an initial
identification meeting for any resident child to determine whether a referral
for special education and related services is appropriate. Such a request may
be made by contacting Alice Steinheimer, Director of Special Education and
Child Study Team Services, Wharton
Schools at (973) 361-3010 or by writing her at 137 E. Central Avenue, Wharton, NJ 07885.
The school district provides
special education and related services for children ages 3-21. Information for
children with potential disabilities or those with disabilities from birth to
three is available through Project Child Find, (a service established by the
N.J. Department of Education through I.D.E.A., Part B funds from the U.S.
Department of Education) at 1-800-322-8174.