Hackensack, NJ: "Increase in special education numbers is significant"

Aug 12, 2017, Hackensack superintendent plans for new school year, future The increase in special education numbers is significant. We have a large special ed population in Hackensack. We’re known to have a good program. Parents come and say ‘I was told to come here.’ We have a great early childhood special education program. Providing for children on the autism spectrum. I think our enrollment ... We’re hovering at just about almost 6,000 kids. Of that, I would say that we’re at 5,830. Our special education enrollment hovers around 18 percent. Which is a higher percentage than the state average.