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    Meeting the Needs of Students with Disabilities During a Pandemic


    It’s been a year since the coronavirus pandemic forced school districts throughout New Jersey to dramatically shift the way they operate. The impact to the more than 200,000 students with disabilities in the state has been paramount. From conducting evaluations to finding ways to effectively provide services and accommodations to students in remote learning environments, the challenges of managing special education programs, and ensuring that students with disabilities receive a free and appropriate education (FAPE) have become more challenging than ever.


    As of January 2021, of the more than 800 school districts and other LEAs in the state, 246 are fully remote and 438 are operating under a hybrid model.[1] As districts begin to reopen their doors with the introduction of the vaccine, how will you ensure you can meet the special education and related service needs of your students?


    Frontline Education, a longstanding partner of NJASA, is proud to offer New Jersey school districts solutions to help ease the administrative burden of managing special education programs. With 25 years of experience and a track record of success providing special education management systems to school districts in New Jersey, we are excited to offer new solutions for managing special education resources to our 425 partner clients and other school districts in the state. 


    We understand that even the best individualized education plan (IEP) is only effective when school districts have the resources to implement it. Frontline’s Resource Management & Automated Scheduling software provides districts tools to plan their resource needs and budget smarter, as well as optimize how staff spend their time, so they can provide the support students need to thrive. Districts utilizing the system can:

    • Forecast resource needs using IEP data so they can confidently plan for the future
    • Allocate staff based on student need to ensure each school has just what it needs — and not more
    • Maximize providers’ time with automated scheduling


    We know how hard you’re working to provide equitable support to your most vulnerable students, including those with disabilities. Thank you for all you are doing to help our students continue to learn even under the most challenging of circumstances. We’re in it with you!




    [1] https://www.law.com/njlawjournal/2021/01/06/the-impact-of-school-closures-on-children-with-disabilities/