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Child Find

Franklin Lakes Public Schools provides a free and appropriate public education (FAPE) for children age 3 years through grade 8 who demonstrate, through a comprehensive evaluation, challenges in academic, social, and behavioral domains. As a result of the evaluation the children are determined to be 'Eligible for Special Education and Related Services'. Referrals to the Child Study Team originate from multiple sources: general education teachers, parents, and Early Intervention Programs (EIP). School-age children are generally referred to the Child Study Team after the Intervention and Referral Services Committee has convened to develop a plan of educational supports that are implemented in general education programs. When the plan does not ameliorate the issues the child is referred to the Child Study Team. EIP services children ages 0 to 3 years. A referral to the Child Study Team is initiated when the child is aging out of EIP. All Prekindergarten referrals require a comprehensive evaluation by the Child Study Team.
If you have a concern about your preschool or school age child please contact the Offices of Special Services at 201-337-0336.
For more information about Project Child Find:
How to Request an Evaluation

If you are a Franklin Lakes resident, and would like to request that your child be evaluated by the Child Study Team, you may do so by submitting a letter of request to the Office of Special Services via mail or hand delivery: 

Office of Special Services

Attention: Mrs. Janet Cash

749 Colonial Road 

Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417

Attention: Mrs. Janet Cash

Please be sure to include:

  • Your child's full name and date of birth
  • An explanation of why you would like your child evaluated
  • Any example or detail of your concerns that would assist us in composing the
    appropriate evaluation team
  • Your contact information including address, phone number, and email
  • Submission of letter with original signature

Acceptance of Electronic Mail Requests
NJ 6A:141.2(b)18 of the New Jersey Administrative Code requires that the Franklin Lakes Public Schools adopt a policy concerning the acceptance of electronic mail requests from parents/guardians regarding referral, identification, evaluation, classification, and the provision of a free, appropriate public education. Given that electronic mail does not guarantee authenticity of a submission from the legal guardian of a student, the Department of Special Services will only accept requests with the original signature of a parent/guardian. Requests must continue to include the name of the student and parent/guardian, a mailing address, and telephone number.


Please contact the Office of Special Services with any questions at 201-337-0336 Ext. 309