The Manchester Township School District will have a half-day integrated preschool program in 2014-2015 that will be opened to a limited number of non-disabled children who have attained the age of 4 on or before October 1, 2014.
This program is designed to provide opportunities for children with disabilities to be included with ten non-disabled peers, according to the district's website.
Applications for the program may be picked up at the Board of Education Office at 121 Route 539, Whiting, between 9 am. and 2:30 p.m. from May 12 through May 23. Applications must be returned by May 29.
Children must be four on or before Oct. 1, 2014. Parents or guardians must bring the child’s state issued birth certificate and proof of residency. Ten students will be selected in a lottery system on May 30, 2014.
The preschool inclusion class will be held at the Ridgeway Elementary School and will include between five to eight disabled students. It will run for 2.5 hours, from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m
Transportation will be provided. Students must be bathroom-trained.
The classroom staff will consist of one certified teacher, two aides and one speech/language specialist.