New Jersey Joint Council of County Special Services School Districts



Hard Work Pays Off for Five BCSSSD Students Named Employees of the Month

Five young adults from the Burlington County Special Services School District’s (BCSSSD) Transition Campus were recognized as Employees of the Month. They receive on-the-job training at area businesses, including Acme, Breaking Grounds Coffee & Cake, Virtua, Westampton Diner, and many more sites. These partnerships support the district’s focus at the transition level on Career Awareness, Career Exploration, Community Living and Recreation. These five students clearly embraced their experiences, and their peers and teachers recognize their dedication – demonstrated through their energetic cheers.

NJ Schools Address Emergency Plans for Students with Disabilities

The Burlington County Special Services School District runs safety and evacuation drills with all students to ensure that each student is prepared should an emergency occur.

WESTAMPTON— Burlington County Special Services School District was recently featured in a Burlington County Times article about helping students with special needs fully participate in emergency drills and evacuations. Superintendent Christopher Nagy shared his district’s best practices of pairing students who have disabilities that affect mobility, hearing, or vision with a teacher assistant during these drills. He additional offered the suggestion to practice drills in every part of a building, and at varied times of the day, to ensure all students have clear exit pathways. The article recognized the Joint Council’s intention to focus on sharing additional ideas and best practices about emergency planning at its December 2019 meeting.

Bankbridge Development Center kicks off Olympic Week

children and teachers pose with mascot

The Phillie Phanatic joined in the celebration at Bankbridge Development Center

SEWELL— Gloucester County Freeholder Heather Simmons and GCIT Superintendent Michael Dicken were on hand to help Bankbridge Development Center kick off their annual Olympic Week on Monday, May 20. The weeklong exhibition activities allow the students to highlight their physical education skills and will conclude with award ceremonies with a brief highlight film summarizing the week events on Friday May 24, which will take place immediately after the Graduate Torch Run.



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