Special Education Office

Child Find Notice

As part of the Child Find obligation, Part 200 Regulations, the Lackawanna City School District is seeking information from parents regarding their children’s learning. If you believe your child is not learning at the same rate as his/her peers and you suspect it is due to a disability, please contact the office of Special Education at 716-821-5610 ext. 7728.

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Special Education students pose for a photo in the Bistro

McKinley School
245 South Shore Blvd.
Lackawanna, NY 14218
Phone: (716) 821-5610 ext. 7728
Fax: (716) 821-5627

Ashli Krotz - Principal, Special Education
716-821-5610 ext. 7731

Heidi Lipka - Assistant Principal, Special Education
716-821-5610 ext. 7736


Courtney Pierce
716-821-5610 ext. 7504

Deanna Kowalski
716-821-5610 ext. 7501
-CSE Secretary for Martin Rd., Lackawanna Middle School, Lackawanna High School
-Frontline Access

Samantha Ziomek
716-821-5610 ext. 7506
-CSE secretary for Out of District Placements & Charter/Non-Pub

Dawn Polanski
716-821-5610 ext. 7502
-CPSE Secretary
-CSE Secretary, Truman Elementary