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Township of Union Public Schools

Referral for Special Education Services and Related 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 the Director of Special Services:

Kim Conti
Department of Special Services
1231 Burnet Avenue
Union, NJ 07083
 
Procedures for Referral
 
ECAF Scholarship Program

The ETS Employees’ Community Action Fund (ECAF) Scholarship Program was established to assist graduating New Jersey public high school seniors who face serious hardships or challenges.  Scholarships up to $10,000 will be awarded to selected students pursuing a degree from a two- or four-year accredited schools/colleges/universities - or a vocational/technical institution in the United States. Interested students may find more information in the attached document.   The online application can be accessed at https://aim.applyists.net/Account/LogOn?ReturnUrl=%2fECAFNJ.

The application deadline has been extended to May 11.

 

PARENT SURVEY

  • Our district has been selected to participate in a statewide survey being conducted by the New Jersey Department of Education, Offices of Special Education. 
  • During the first week of May, you will be receiving a survey in the mail or by email from the Bloustein Center for Survey Research on behalf of the New Jersey Department of Education, Offices of Special Education.
  • The survey is being sent to you as part of a statewide effort to collect information that will allow the New Jersey Department of Education to enhance special education programs, services and supports improving results for children and families.
  • The survey is being sent by mail and by email when email has been provided.
  • When you receive the survey, we strongly encourage you to complete and return it as soon as possible in the pre-paid, self-addressed envelope.
  • There is also an option to complete the survey online and a code is provided for you to do the online survey. 
  • You may have received a survey in the past.  We thank you for your support in the past and ask you to again take the time to respond to this second mailing of the survey as we continue to seek parent perspective on parent involvement in our special education programs.
  • If you have more than one child receiving special education services, you will be receiving more than one survey so that you are able to provide input regarding each child’s services.
  • Your survey responses will remain confidential; you do not need to put your name or the name of your child on the survey. 
  • This survey will provide the New Jersey Department of Education, Offices of Special Education with important information to further efforts on behalf of families and students with disabilities. 
 
 
 
 

Plan & Prepare

Register Ready – New Jersey Special Needs Registry for Disasters

PREPARING IS CARING …. ARE YOU REGISTER READY?
Register Ready

"Register Ready" is a free, voluntary and confidential web-based program designed to identify the needs of people who may find it difficult to get to safety in the event of an emergency.

People with access and functional needs (or caregivers on their behalf) are encouraged to register electronically, if possible, by accessing www.registerready.nj.gov. Alternatively, they can call New Jersey’s toll-free 2-1-1 telephone service. This service will register people, offer free translation, and provide TTY services for the hearing-impaired.

Emergency management officials view special needs registries from varying perspectives, ranging from concerns about the need for consumer expectations management to an increased sense of confidence about being able to track individuals in their communities who require specific assistance during adverse conditions. Registries can also become a focal point for building a dialogue about emergency preparedness with individuals who have access and functional needs or establishing a rapport with stakeholder groups who work with at-risk populations.

Registries are a great tool to help emergency management officials enhance services to community members, but they are not the only tool. Planning, emphasis on personal preparedness, and the engagement of stakeholder groups who work with functional needs populations are also essential tasks aimed at building a program which serves vulnerable populations.

Register Ready Brochure
"Safety Starts with Me" Brochure
Register Ready Spanish Brochure
"Safety Starts with Me" Spanish Brochure

Disaster Case Management

The right of access, inclusion and integration of individuals with functional needs into federal, state and local emergency management programs and services is protected under a variety of U.S. Civil Rights Laws.

Civil Rights and Assistance in a Disaster.