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Bergen County Special Services School District

The Bergen County Special Services School District is a special education public school district based in Paramus, serving the educational needs of classified students ages 3 to 21 from Bergen County, New Jersey, United States. Established in 1971, it was the first of eight special services districts established in the state.[3]

Bergen County Special Services District
327 East Ridgewood Avenue
Paramus, NJ 07652

United States
Coordinates40°58′18″N 74°05′21″W / 40.971597°N 74.089285°W / 40.971597; -74.089285Coordinates: 40°58′18″N 74°05′21″W / 40.971597°N 74.089285°W / 40.971597; -74.089285
District information
GradesSpecial services
SuperintendentDr. Howard Lerner
Business administratorJohn Susino
Students and staff
Enrollment720 (as of 2014-15)[1]
Faculty215.3 FTEs[1]
Student-teacher ratio3.3:1[1]
Other information
District Factor GroupNA
Ind. Per pupil District
Special services
%± vs.
1ATotal Spending$93,9538$18,891397.3%
1Budgetary Cost79,209857,25238.4%
2Classroom Instruction44,712832,86136.1%
6Support Services17,559811,94547.0%
8Administrative Cost6,93775,72521.2%
10Operations & Maintenance8,78876,21541.4%
13Extracurricular Activities1011195−48.2%
16Median Teacher Salary75,800377,183
Data from NJDoE 2014 Taxpayers' Guide to Education Spending.[2]
*Of Special services districts with any number of students. Lowest spending=1; Highest=8

As of the 2014-15 school year, the district and its seven schools had an enrollment of 720 students and 215.3 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 3.3:1.[1]


Core members of the district's administration are:[4][5]

  • Dr. Howard Lerner, Superintendent
  • John Susino, Business Administrator / Board Secretary


  1. ^ a b c d District information for Bergen County Special Services School District, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 7, 2016.
  2. ^ Taxpayers' Guide to Education Spending April 2013, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed April 15, 2013.
  3. ^ About Us, Bergen County Special Services School District. Accessed April 18, 2013.
  4. ^ BCSS Administration, Bergen County Special Services School District. Accessed December 1, 2014.
  5. ^ New Jersey School Directory for Bergen County, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 29, 2016.

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