CHILD FIND NOTICE
The Lincoln Public Schools has a legal obligation to search for and serve students with special education needs in the town of Lincoln and the Hanscom Air Force Base. This outreach mandates frequent communication with schools, agencies, organizations and programs to learn about the needs of students.
The notice is distributed to organizations that serve children within the Lincoln and Hanscom Communities. This notice is also mailed annually to organizations in the community by the Student Services Department.
STUDENT SERVICES DEPARTMENT - CHILD FIND
The Lincoln Public Schools are working to locate, identify and evaluate any child residing in a home, facility, or residence within its geographical boundaries, preschool (2.9) to grade 8, who may have a disability and be in need of Special Education or 504 services. This includes children who are not in school; those who are in public, private, or home school; those who are highly mobile such as children who are migrant or homeless; and those who are advancing from grade to grade, who may need but are not receiving Special Education or 504 services.
The Lincoln Public Schools will make sure any child enrolled in its district who qualifies for Special Education or 504 services, regardless of how severe the disability, is provided appropriate Special Education or 504 services at no cost to the parents of the child.
Parents, relatives, public and private agency employees, and concerned citizens are urged to help the Lincoln Public Schools find any child who may have a disability and need Special Education or 504 services. The District needs to know the name and age, or date of birth of the child; the name, address, and phone number(s) of the parents or guardian; the possible disability; and other information to determine if Special Education or 504 services are needed.
Letters and phone calls are some of the ways the Lincoln Public Schools collects the information needed. The information the school District collects will be used to contact the parents of the child and find out if the child needs to be evaluated or referred for Special Education or 504 services.
If you know of a child who lives within the town of Lincoln or the Hanscom Air Force Base, who may have a disability, and may need but is not receiving Special Education or 504 services, please call the Lincoln Public Schools or send the information to:
Administrator for Student Services
Lincoln Public Schools
6 Ballfield Road
Lincoln, MA 01773