New Jersey Revised Statutes § 18a:46-2 - Special Educational Services; Appointment Of Professional Personnel; Advisory Council; Membership; No Compensation.

18A:46-2 Special educational services; appointment of professional personnel; advisory council; membership; no compensation.

18A:46-2. The commissioner shall be responsible for the coordination of the work of the county departments of child study and the general administration of special educational services in the public schools of this State.

In order to carry out the provisions of this chapter, he shall appoint to his staff persons qualified to administer educational services in the general field of education for handicapped children including each of the following disability groups: (1) intellectually disabled, (2) orthopedically handicapped, (3) communication handicapped, (4) visually handicapped, (5) neurologically or perceptually impaired, (6) chronically ill, (7) emotionally disturbed, (8) socially maladjusted, (9) auditorily handicapped, (10) autistic and (11) pre-school handicapped, and a consultant experienced in child psychiatry, and specialists in school psychology, health service, school social work, learning disabilities and special education and such other qualified personnel as he shall deem necessary and he shall fix their compensation with the approval of the State board.

The commissioner shall appoint biannually an advisory council with the approval of the State board which will consist of not less than seven nor more than 15 members representative of public and private professional and lay interests. The advisory council shall advise in the promulgation of rules, regulations and the implementation of this chapter and the establishment of standards and qualifications for the professional personnel. The council shall serve without remuneration.

amended 1973, c.7; 1981, c.415, ss.7,9 (amended 1982, c.100); 1990, c.52, s.56; 2010, c.50, s.14.

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