ESL Eligibility

Upon entering the Fair Lawn School District, parents are asked to complete a Home Language Survey. This is the first step in identifying children who may qualify for ESL services. A series of tests are administered to the child. If eligible, based on multiple criteria, the child is entered into Fair Lawn's ESL Program. A letter is sent home to inform the parents that their child qualifies for ESL services. Parents do have the right to refuse services which is in accordance with New Jersey State law