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At Hampton Borough, we believe all kids can succeed! As part of our commitment to help all students reach their potential, we offer a special education program in all grades to identify, evaluate, and serve those students with special educational needs, disabilities, and/or giftedness. Our program complies with  New Jersey Administrative Code  and educates all students in the least-restrictive environment.


Any child between the ages of three and 21 who may have a disability that affects learning and is a resident of Hampton Borough may be eligible for special education services at HPS. 

Please refer all children suspected of having difficulty learning, in writing, to our child study team. The district will conduct an identification meeting with the child and/or the child’s family to determine whether a referral for evaluation for special education and related services is appropriate. Parents, teachers, school counselors, or administrators may make referrals.

Our child study team is a multi-disciplinary group of educational professionals responsible for conducting evaluations to determine eligibility for special education services and providing those services to children who qualify. More information about our referral process is available on the  New Jersey Special Education website .

Child Find

Pursuant to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and New Jersey Administrative Code, Title 6A:14, Special Education

The Hampton Borough School District has a responsibility to locate, identify, and evaluate all resident students with disabilities who are in need of special education and related services, including students with disabilities attending nonpublic schools and those deemed to be homeless but remaining the responsibility of Hampton Borough School. The school district locates, identifies, and evaluates, when appropriate, children below school-entry age (3-5) and school age children. Upon written request, the district will conduct an initial identification meeting for any resident child to determine whether a referral for evaluation for special education and related services is appropriate. You may make such a request in writing to Daniel Kerr, Director of Special Services, Hampton Borough School, 32-41 South Street, Hampton, NJ 08827. The school district provides special education and related services for children ages 3 to 21. Information for children with potential disabilities or those with disabilities from birth to three is available through Project Child Find, (a service established by the N.J. Department of Education through IDEA, Part B funds from the U.S. Department of Education) at (800) 322.8174. 

Special Services Staff

Our special services staff is comprised of experts in their field who are dedicated to developing education plans and delivering services vital to meeting each student’s needs.

Daniel Kerr
Director of Special Education

Social Worker

Courtney Scherer
School Psychologist

Amy Puppo

Melinda Mora

Social Worker