Child Study Team

Clayton Special Services

Child Study Team

Special education is a federally mandated provision of services for students ages 3-21 who are deemed eligible based on a specific category of disability.  Eligibility and programming are governed by the federal law, The Individuals with Disabilities Act, and the New Jersey Administrative Code (NJAC 6A).

To determine eligibility, a child must be referred, by either parents or school staff, to the Child Study Team for a comprehensive evaluation.  However, it is required that, to the extent appropriate, interventions through regular education be attempted to remediate the problem(s) and written documentation of the implementation and effectiveness of the interventions be maintained.  The Child Study Team is a multidisciplinary team of specialists responsible for evaluating a child.  Their reports form the basis upon which eligibility is determined.

Information and Notices

Coming soon.

Child Study Team Contact Info

Address & Phone

Herma Simmons Elementary School
300 West Chestnut Street
Clayton, NJ 08312
Phone: (856) 881-8704
Fax: (856) 307-0992

Office Hours

Mon – Fri 7:00 AM. – 4:00 PM

Department Staff


Greg Esposito

Supervisor of Child Study Team & CCC
(856) 881-8704 x3007

Valerie Dzindzio

Administrative Assistant
(856) 881-8704 x3009