Office of Special Services

Office of Special Services
625 Route 517
Vernon, NJ 07462
Phone: 973-764-2935
Fax: 973-764-0078

Special Services Administration Introductory Letter


Extended School Year/ Summer Child Study Team Information

If parents need to contact a case manager during the summer months, please note the following case management assignments:


Walnut Ridge and Cedar Mountain – Gina DiCristo ( or Kate Panfile (

Rolling Hills – Grade 2 – Gina DiCristo ( or Kate Panfile (; Grade 3 – Karen Lagas (

Lounsberry Hollow – Karen Lagas (

Glen Meadow – Kate Panfile (

High School – Barb Schelle (


Please keep in mind that case managers are only available for limited days over the summer. For immediate assistance, please contact the Special Services office at 973-764-2935. Thank you.


The Office of Special Services strives to improve educational performance and life skills of all students with disabilities through appropriate involvement with their peers in the academic setting and involvement within the community. Our goal is to help students with disabilities acquire skills to assume responsibilities within their community and the ability to care for their own environment.

For a copy of N.J.A.C. 1:6A – New Jersey Administrative Code, Title 1, Chapter 6A – Special Education, please click on the link.

For a copy of New Jersey Department of Education Parental Rights in Special Education, please click on the link.

Special Education Parent Advisory Group

FAQs for the 2020-2021 School Year



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