Intervention & Referral Services (I&RS)
Each school district's board of education is required (N.J.A.C. 6A:16-8) to establish and implement a coordinated system in each school building, in which general education students are served, for the planning and delivery of intervention and referral services (I & RS) that are designed to:
- Identify learning, behavior, and health difficulties of students.
- Collect thorough information on the identified learning, behavior, and health difficulties.
- Develop and implement action plans which provide for appropriate school or community interventions or referrals to school and community resources.
- Work with teachers to assist in achieving the desired outcomes.
Pemberton Township Schools uses the Masonic Model as a vehicle to conduct I & RS. The Masonic Model is a strength-based intervention approach, which focuses on the whole child.
The Masonic Model is based on the belief that the social and emotional needs of our students must be met in order to have academic success.