Preschool Lottery May 3, 2019
The Manchester Township School District will have a half-day integrated preschool program that will be opened to a limited number of non-disabled children who have attained the age of 4 on or before October 1, 2019. This program is designed to provide opportunities for children with disabilities to be included with non-disabled peers.
This Preschool Inclusion Program will include 10 non-disabled children to be selected by lottery and 5-8 disabled children. The 2 ½ hour program will run from 12:30 – 3:00 p.m. beginning in September 2019. It will be located at Ridgeway Elementary School. Transportation is included. The classroom staff will consist of one certified teacher, two aides, and one speech/language specialist.
Please note: Children must be age 4 on or before October 1, 2019 and must be bathroom trained to qualify.
Apply in Person through May 3
Applications for the program will be accepted April 1 – April 18 and April 29 - May 3, 2019, Monday-Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., at the Board of Education Office, Special Services Department, 121 Route 539, Whiting, NJ. (Please note that our offices are closed April 19-28 for Spring Break.)You must bring your child's state issued birth certificate and proof of residency. Ten students will be selected in a lottery system on May 3, 2019.
1. Two Proofs of Residence – One from each group:
Group 1 – Copy of Township tax bill, deed, lease or builder's contract
(If living with a resident, a signed, notarized letter from that resident stating you and your child(ren) live at the address accompanied by one of the group 1 items.)
Group 2 – Copy of current utility bill or home insurance statement or driver's license with correct address on it (or change of address sticker)
2. Original Birth Certificate (with raised seal)
Program: Preschool Inclusion Program
Number of non-disabled children to be selected by lottery: 10
Number of disabled children: 5 - 8
Location: Ridgeway Elementary School
Time: 2 ½ hours (12:30 – 3:00)
Children’s Age: 4 on or before October 1, 2019
Limitations: Must be bathroom trained
Selection Date: May 3, 2019
Start Date: September 2019 (1st day of school for students)
Classroom Staff: 1 certified teacher, 2 aides, 1 speech/language specialist