Child Study Team

Child Find

Child Find is an ongoing process to identify children between birth through age 21 who may have disabilities and would be eligible for early intervention services or special education and related services. Parents may request an evaluation to determine their child’s eligibility for services. A free, appropriate public education (FAPE) may include services along a continuum that could include supplementary aids and services, specialized instruction within the general education class or through a resource program, or special class in or out-of-district. An individualized education program (IEP) is developed for students with disabilities by the parents, child study team members and teachers. The IEP includes goals and objectives and describes the nature of the program and services to be provided. For further information or to make a referral, please contact Ms. Alison Richman, Child Study Team Supervisor at 609-487-7900 ext. 5030.

Helpful Links for Families

Ventnor Special Education Parent Advisory Committee

The Ventnor Special Education Parent Advisory Committee meets throughout the school year to provide resources and information to all families. Dates for upcoming meetings will be placed on the district calendar.

Crisis Resource Information

NEED HELP? Emergencies or life threatening situations call 911 immediately

  • Children’s Crisis Mobile Response 1-877-652-7624
  • Psychiatric Intervention Program (PIP) 609-344-1118
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255
  • Substance Abuse Help (TRY-IT) 609-645-5862 ext. 4334
  • SNJ Child Abuse Hotline 1-877-652-2873
  • 2nd Floor Youth Helpline (Bullying, Eating Disorders, Substance Use, Dating & more) 1-800-222-2228
  • LGBT National Hotline 1-888-843-4564
  • Runaways/Homelessness 609-645-5899 ext. 4322
  • National Human Trafficking Hotline 1-888-373-7888
  • Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-572-SAFE (7233)
  • Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN) 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)
  • Crisis Call Center 1-800-273-8255 or Text ANSWER to 839863

Ventnor Crisis Intervention Team

The Ventnor Schools Guidance Counselors, Social Worker and School Psychologist are available to assist all of our students. If you feel as though your child would benefit from meeting with a member of our Crisis Team, please contact Ms. Jenna Polise (Elementary School Guidance Counselor) at ext. 5300 or Mrs. Chelsea Hoffman (Middle School Guidance Counselor) at ext. 5040. 

Ms. Alison Richman

Supervisor of Special Education and ELL Services / ESSA/Pre-School

(609)487-7900 Ext:5030

Mrs. Odalis DeLatorre


(609)487-7900 Ext: 5030

Mrs. Francine Kurz

CST - Social Worker

(609)487-7900 Ext: 5030

Mrs. Holly Kennedy

CST - Secretary

(609)487-7900 Ext:5030

Mrs. Meaghan Pazar

CST - SchoolPsychologist

(609)487-7900 Ext: 5030