Princeton Public Schools
Special Education PTO
Pending Legislation Would Extend Special Education Eligibility Temporarily For High Students Aging Out in 2020-21 or 2021-22
There are two bills pending in the NJ Legislature that will extend special education eligibility temporarily in response to Covid-19. If passed, Senate bill S3434 and Assembly bill A5366 will require districts to provide special education and related services to students who would otherwise age out in the 2020-21 and 2021-22 school years for an additional year.
The bills can be found here:
If you are interested in showing your support for these bills, you can find contact information for District 16’s legislators Senator Kip Bateman and Assemblymen Roy Freiman and Andrew Zwicker here.
For more information, see this press release from the sponsors of the Senate version of the bill.
Thank you to the parent who brought this to our attention at our last PTO meeting!
Additional Opportunities to Provide Feedback for Special Education Program Review
Hot Off The Press: Our March 2021 Newsletter
Check out our March 2021 newsletter, available here, for important updates about the Special Education program review currently underway, the new Autism Classroom teacher at PUMS, and our upcoming PTO events. Not a subscriber? You can find all of our past issues on this website under the Newsletters tab, or email us at email@example.com to be added to our mailing list so you don't miss an issue.
Join Us at One of Our February Virtual Meetings!
Do you have a question about PPS's Special Education programs or the IEP process? Please join us at our next parent-led Special Education PTO meeting on Tuesday, February 16th at 3:00 p.m. At these meetings, we share updates from our latest meeting with PPS's Director of Special Services and the Special Education Supervisors, solicit parent feedback, discuss resources and ideas, and provide support for one another.
We are also hosting our monthly Coffee Talk on Saturday, February 27th from 9-10 a.m. This month's discussion will focus on Person Centered Planning - What is it and why should you care?
The links to both meetings can be found in our February 2021 newsletter, now available here. If you plan to join us at either meeting (or both!) for the first time this year, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. RSVPs aren't required, but they help us recognize your name when we're letting participants in from the Zoom waiting room.