Friday, January 18, 2013
Millburn-Short Hills Special Education Committee executive board writes a letter to the editor in response to the Millburn School District's recent actions.
At the Jan. 14 Board of Education meeting the Millburn-Short Hills Special Education Committee (M-SPEC) showed up in protest of the new parent advisory committee for special education in the district. Following the meeting, Superintendent Dr. James Crisfield responded to the organization's concerns to in the letter to the editor on Jan. 17. The following is a letter to the editor from MSPEC's executive board, sent to Patch on Jan. 19, in response to the administration's recent actions: We, as members of the Millburn-Short Hills community, are all rightfully proud of our school system and the quality of students it has produced for decades. This is the singular reason that many of us have moved here; to raise our children in an environment…
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Highly-renowned speaker Edward M. Hallowell, M.D join the organizations in Short Hills on Feb. 7.
Thursday, January 17
Millburn-Short Hills Special Education Committee (M-SPEC) and the the Winston School are co-hosting a seminar with highly-renowned speaker Edward M. Hallowell, M.D. on Thursday, Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary at Christ Church, 66, Highland Ave, Short Hills, NJ. Residents are invited to attend the seminar as the organizations learn about “Finding the Buried Treasure in ADHD”. A limited number of complimentary seats are available. During this extraordinary evening, Dr. Hallowell, author of the best seller, “Driven to Distraction”, will offer a basic introduction to the world of attention deficit disorder, including diagnosis and treatment in both children and adults. Dr. Hallowell will also discuss the human experience of ADD (ADHD), the …
Superintendent Dr. James Crisfield writes a letter to the editor in response to MSPEC's comments in the most recent board meeting.
After a strong reaction from the Millburn-Short Hills Special Education Committee (M-SPEC), at the Board of Education meeting on Jan. 14, to the formation of a new parent advisory committee for special education, Superintendent Dr. James Crisfield responds in the letter to the editor below: January 17, 2013 I would like to take this opportunity to publicly clear up some misunderstandings and answer some questions, to the extent I can in public, concerning a recent call for volunteers for the new “Special Education Parent Advisory Group” in the Millburn public schools. On January 11, 2013, we sent out a call for volunteers for this new group. The purpose of the group is to “provide input to the district on issues concerning students with …