2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
TITLE 18A - EDUCATION
Section 18A:46-6 - Identification of children with disabilities.

Universal Citation: NJ Rev Stat § 18A:46-6 (2017)

18A:46-6 Identification of children with disabilities.

18A:46-6. 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 disabilities.

For the purposes of N.J.S.18A:46-1 et seq., a child who boards at a school in a district in which the child's parents do not maintain a residence 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 disabilities from becoming more debilitating.

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

amended 1977, c.193, s.3; 1981, c.415, s.1; 1984, c.123, s.1; 2017, c.131, s.41.

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