The Summit Board of Education celebrated 2021-2022 retirees, Teacher of the Year award recipients, and Summit organizations at the June meeting.
Welcome to the Summit Public Schools
Special Services Department
The Department of Special Services provides quality educational services to students who are educationally disabled and have special needs. Services are designed to provide learning in the “least restrictive environment” and include a variety of placement options such as regular class placement with support, resource centers, self-contained programs, and specialized placements. The department staff is comprised of more than 50 highly skilled professionals who deliver the specific educational services as specified in carefully developed IEPs (Individual Educational Plans) for more than 450 special education students.
Specialized services and placements are available to students to meet their individual needs. Program offerings are continually assessed to meet students' changing needs. Programs and services are provided to facilitate inclusion in the general education classroom to the fullest extent possible. In-class support resource centers are considered for this purpose and are in place in all grades and schools.
Referral for Special Education Services
A parent or guardian of a child in the district may request a referral to the Child Study Team by contacting the building principal or by writing to Doreen Babis, Director of Special Services.
At the May 12 Board of Education meeting, the Board approved a total amount of $1,172,009 in grants from the Summit Educational Foundation to support our students, staff, and programming.
April is Autism Awareness Month and on April 1, staff members and students around the District celebrated by wearing an Autism Awareness shirt designed by one of our staff members, Mr. Manny Gomez!
Congratulations to the following staff members for being recognized by their peers in the Union County Teacher Recognition Program for the 2021-2022 school year!
The Summit Educational Foundation's Spring for Excellence event is happening Friday, April 1 at the Summit Elks!