2013 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 18A - EDUCATION
Section 18A:46-6 - Handicapped children and children who require and are benefited by special education programs and services; identification


NJ Rev Stat § 18A:46-6 (2013) What's This?

18A:46-6. Handicapped children and children who require and are benefited by special education programs and services; identification
Each board of education, according to uniform rules prescribed by the commissioner with the approval of the State board, shall provide for the identification of any children between the ages of five and 21 residing in the district and enrolled in the public schools of the State or in a nonpublic school located in the district, who cannot be properly accommodated through the school facilities usually provided, because of handicaps.

For the purposes of this act, a child who boards at a school in a district in which his parents do not maintain a resident shall not be considered a resident of the district.

In addition, each board of education shall also identify and ascertain, according to rules promulgated by the commissioner with the approval of the State board, those children between the ages of three and five years who require and who would be benefited by special education programs and services, which may prevent their handicaps from becoming more debilitating.

Each board of education shall provide information to parents of handicapped children below the age of three regarding available services and programs provided by other State, county or local agencies, which may prevent their handicaps from becoming more debilitating.

L.1967, c.271; amended by L.1977, c. 193, s. 3, eff. Aug. 25, 1977; L.1981, c. 415, s. 1; L.1984, c. 123, s. 1, eff. Aug. 8, 1984.


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