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Special Services Department

When a student has experienced difficulties with some aspect of school, staff members or parents may seek assistance from the school's Child Study Team (CST).  Children between the ages of three (3) and twenty-one (21), whose parents are legal residents of the Mount Olive Township School District, can be evaluated by the Child Study Team (CST) to determine if an educational disability is present.

The CST is comprised of 3-4 members including: 

School Social Worker 

School Psychologist 

Learning Disabilities Teacher-Consultant

A Speech and Language Specialist is a member of the team for evaluations of preschoolers and those school age students whose presenting problems appear to be in the area of language development. 

Each school in the Mount Olive Township District has a Child Study Team assigned on a regular basis. The District contracts with a variety of agencies and professionals in private practice for some types of specialized evaluations.

The purpose of a Child Study Team evaluation is to determine if a student has a disability and is eligible for special education and related services. The criteria for making these determinations are outlined in the New Jersey Administrative Code, Title 6A, Chapter 14(N.J.A.C. 6A:14).

Meet the Team!

Specialized Services & Groups


Deborah Huffman
Grades PK-5
(973) 691-4008 ext 8425

Sharon Staszak
Grades 6-12
(973) 691-4008 ext 8415

Our mission is to assist all learners in realizing their optimal potential through providing learning opportunities in each student’s least restrictive environment.  Each student will be taught how to self-advocate by recognizing his or her individual strengths and needs. Students will be encouraged to become lifetime learners and productive members of society.

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The Department of Special Services is committed to providing comprehensive services to meet the needs of ALL students in grades PK-12.  The district utilizes in-class resource models (co-teaching), resource centers, and special class programs which maintain compliance with NJAC 6A:14 class size  and age requirements. 

Department of Special Services
227 US Route 206
Flanders, NJ 07836
973-691-4008 ext. 3
Fax: (973) 691-4021