The Lincoln Park School District has a responsibility to locate, identify and evaluate all resident students with disabilities who are in need of special education and related services, including students with disabilities attending nonpublic schools in Lincoln Park and those deemed to be homeless but remaining the responsibility of the Lincoln Park School District.
The school district locates, identifies and evaluates, where appropriate, the following: children below school-entry age (3-5); school age children; children entering school for the first time; children enrolled in public and private schools; transfer pupils and school age children who are eligible to attend school but who are not attending school and who are residents of the Lincoln Park School District.
Upon written request, the district will conduct an initial identification meeting for any resident child to determine whether a referral for evaluation for special education and related services is appropriate. Such a request may be made in writing to the Director of Special Services, Lincoln Park Public Schools, 274 Pinebrook Road, Lincoln Park, NJ 07035.
The school district provides special education and related services for children ages 3-21. Information for children with potential disabilities or those with disabilities from birth to three is available through Project Child Find, (a service established by the NJ Department of Education through I.D.E.I.A., Part B funds from the US Department of Education) at 1-800-322-8174.