• ESU Logo  Nonpublic Services Department      

    ESU provides instructional, Child Study Team, speech, nursing, and textbook  services for private (nonpublic) school students in Burlington County through specific allocations from the New Jersey Department of Education.   Additional approved services are offered via IDEA and NCLB funding.


    All services are provided via a contract between the local school district where the nonpublic school is located and the ESU.


    The ESU works closely with nonpublic school staff to assess needs, identify appropriate support strategies, and implement interventions.           


    The ESU instructional services are provided by New Jersey Department of Education certified educators in compliance with federal and state regulations.


    The ESU provides the highest quality services in a professional manner.


    Services are designed to supplement the particular needs of the individual student.


    The ESU is a public school that is committed to offering the highest quality, most comprehensive service in a cost-effective manner.



                                                                Chapter 192 Services                             

       Compensatory Education

    Communication (reading and/or writing) and Computation (math) are two remedial programs.  Student eligibility is determined by standardized test scores.  Results are measured according to the Minimal Levels of Proficiency (MLPs) established by the NJDOE.  An individual student improvement plan is developed for each eligible student who then receives individualized, small-group instruction from NJDOE certified teachers.


        English as a Second Language (ESL)

     ESESL is a developmental language program for students with limited English proficiency.  An eligible student receives instruction in listening, comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing in English.  A native language other than English and below-standard scores in English proficiency qualifies a student for instruction.


    Home Instruction

    A student can receive individual instruction in lieu of regular classroom instruction, if he or she has a medical determination stating that illness or injury prevents the student from attending school for ten consecutive school days.


       Chapter 193 Services                     

     Child Study Team Assessment

     ESU provides assessments to identify a student’s educational needs and services as determined by an evaluation plan.  A student is eligible for these services when it is determined that the student has one or more disabilities as defined by N.J.A.C. 6A:14-3.5 and when the disability adversely affects the student’s educational performance.

    Supplemental Instruction

    Students with disabilities are eligible to receive supplementary instruction that complements regular classroom instruction.  The ESU teacher follows the student’s Individual Services Plan (ISP) which indicates the areas for instruction.

    Speech and Language Services

    A student may be eligible for speech and/or language therapy if the student meets eligibility requirements as determined by N.J.A.C. 6A:14.  A speech-language specialist provides therapy based on the identified areas of need reflected in the student’s ISP.   

    Contact Information

    Linda Wittman lwittmann@bcsssd.k12.nj.us

    Supervisor: Nonpublic Instruction and Nursing


      Andrea Moore      amoore@bcsssd.k12.nj.us
         Supervisor: Nonpublic Case Management and Speech  



Last Modified on July 18, 2017