Helen Doyle-Marino
Director of Special Education

Nutley Public Schools
Department of Special Services

300 Franklin Ave
Nutley, New Jersey 07110
Phone: (973) 661-8809
Fax: (973) 661-5296

Mrs. Helen Doyle-Marino
Director of Special Services
Mrs. April Vitiello
Supervisor of Special Services


April is Autism Awareness Month. The Nutley Public Schools’ Special Service Department, led by Director Helen Doyle-Marino and Supervisor April Vitiello, spearheaded district-wide initiatives and the schools arranged a number of events during the week leading up to spring break.

The events will continue after spring break with a bake sale, Strike Out Against Autism and various other community and school events. Please continue to check the website and social media pages for more information.

Last week, the Yantacaw staff wore “Chews to be Unique” t-shirts. Each participant also filled out an Autism puzzle piece.

Spring Garden school held a Door Decorating Contest this week for Autism.

At NHS, Dare to Dream is partnering with the Student Council and Human Relations Club to hold two fundraisers for Autism Awareness Month on Tuesday, April 18th.

Students from these clubs will visit homerooms and distribute Autism Awareness stickers for a suggested $1 donation.  These stickers will also be available in the main office.  After school, there will be a "Light it Up Blue" bake sale in the cafeteria featuring blue baked goods and treats.  The proceeds will be donated to the Scarpelli Civic Association. NHS hopes that these events will help spread awareness throughout the NHS community.


Click here for 2017-2018 Integrated Preschool Lottery Information

For the 2017-2018 school year, The Nutley Public School District is now accepting applications for the Preschool Integrated Class located at Spring Garden Elementary School.

The AM Preschool class will meet Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 
The PM Preschool class will meet Monday through Friday, from 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

All applications must be delivered to Special Services no later than May 19, 2017

The lottery drawing will be held on May 22, 2017.

Click Here to Download Application


Parental Rights in Special Education (PRISE)

The NJ Department of Education Office of Special Education has issued a revised copy of of PRISE. This document replaces previous copies of PRISE. This update is aligned with N.J.A.C. 6A:14-2.3(g)7.

To access the document, click here.