Welcome to the Department of Student Services. Our department provides services to the special education child and the English as a Second Language child in all three schools in the Chester School district. We also oversee special education services for students attending any nonpublic school in Chester.
In each of the schools, we have special education teachers and district personnel such as an occupational therapist, speech and language specialists, paraprofessionals , a physical therapist, and a BCBA (Board Certified Behavior Analyst). In addition, each school is assigned a Child Study Team member of a school psychologist, a Learning Disabilities Teacher Consultant, and a part-time school social worker. We also have ESL teachers in all three schools.If you would like information about the various procedures and kinds of meetings you will attend in Special Education, you are welcome to give me a call at 908-879-6004 or email me at Jeanette.Krone@chester-nj.org. My office is located at Dickerson School and you are always welcome to visit. On this website, there is a Project Child Find flyer that describes what a parent should look for when they suspect learning disabilities. There is also a Camp Achieve flyer that describes the extended school year program run by the district for classified students in need of this service. This program is held at Dickerson School for all students preschool through grade 8 per the recommendation of the Child Study Team. The dates of Camp Achieve for summer 2017 will be July 10th through August 10th. Preschoolers attend from 8:30 to 11:00 a.m and kindergarteners to eighth grade attend from 8:30 to 1:00. There is no school on Fridays. There is also an invitation to our CANDO meetings, which is advertised on the website.
Dr. Jeanette Krone
Director of Student Services