As per N.J.A.C. 6A:16-7, district boards of educations are required to:
"… establish and implement a coordinated system in each school building for the planning and delivery of intervention and referral services that are designed to assist students who are experiencing learning, behavior, or health difficulties and to assist staff who have difficulties in addressing students' learning, behavior or health needs."
The Intervention and Referral Services (I & RS) is an adult-centered, multi-disciplinary team in each school that is composed of building administrators, school counselors, classroom teachers, and support staff. They welcome requests for assistance from school staff or parents that are experiencing educational difficulties with their student(s), in which traditional attempts to ameliorate the situation have not met with success.
The multi-disciplinary team divides the roles and responsibilities of the teams activities into four separate and distinct areas. These include:
The steps in the I & RS process are as follows:
It is the goal of the LTPS to actively engage parents/guardians in the development and implementation of I & RS Action Plans and throughout the I & RS process.
If you believe that your student would benefit from services through the I & RS, you are encouraged to speak to the school counselor.