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Fairfield Special Services Department
15 Knoll Road, Fairfield, NJ 07004
Main Number: 973-227-2120
Fax Number: 973-227-3676

Mr. Ray Santana
Director of Special Services
Email: santanar@fpsk6.org   Ext. 3111

Mrs. Jane Serpico
Child Study Team Secretary
Email: serpicoj@fpsk6.org   Ext. 2115

The Department of Special Services provides quality educational services to students in grades Pre-K through 6 who are educationally disabled and have special needs. Services are provided in the context of the “least restrictive environment” and include a continuum of placement options.

Inclusive Preschool Program:

This program consists of students from the community, selected through a lottery system. The remaining students will be selected from our preschool disabled population as the discretion of the IEP Team.  The program focuses on language, readiness, and social interaction.

Preschool Disabilities Program:

This program is for children ages 3-5 based on the specific eligibility criteria set forth by New Jersey Administrative Code Title 6A Chapter 14: Special Education (NJAC 6A:14).

In Class Supplemental Support Classes:

A general education classroom with a general education teacher providing instruction to students with additional support provided by an instructional aide.

In Class Support Classes:

A general education classroom with both general and special education teachers providing instruction to students.

Pull-Out Replacement Resource Program:

This program is designed to provide instruction to classified students in a specific subject area such as English Language Arts or Mathematics, in a resource classroom containing a much smaller teacher to student ratio.

Multiple Disabilities Program:

This program is designed to provide instruction to classified students who would benefit from more intensive educational services in a classroom containing a much smaller teacher to student ratio.