No matter the size of the school district, special education is a key component of its curriculum and budget. There are numerous legal restrictions, as well as procedures, that districts must follow.

On May 24 at 4:30 p.m., Conversations on New Jersey Education, NJSBA’s Internet radio program, will feature a discussion on special education. Host Ray Pinney will speak with Dr. Gerry Crisonino, who is both the director of special education for the School District of Jersey City and a school board member in Union County; and Nathanya Simon, senior partner with the law firm of Schwartz, Simon, Edelstein & Celso.

About the Program Conversations on New Jersey Education is similar to a live radio talk show, except that it is broadcast through the Internet. The 45-minute show airs live, but recordings are also available to download later, or to listen to “on demand.” To hear the live or previously recorded broadcasts, visit NJSBA’s BlogTalkRadio web page.

Participate in the Show To ask a question during a future BlogTalkRadio show, call (347) 989-8904. (Please note that the call-in number is a New York area code. Local/long distance charges may apply.)

Add a Reminder To receive reminders about future NJSBA BlogTalkRadio broadcasts, select the “add reminder” button on NJSBA’s Blogtalk Radio web page. Reminders can be delivered via individual email messages, synchronized with a favorite calendar application, downloaded to MS Outlook, or sent via SMS to cellphones.