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 April 1-May 3
Applications for the program will be accepted April 1 – 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. 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