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Middletown Special Education Attorney

About Middletown School District

Middletown is the largest school district in Monmouth County. Approximately 9500 students attend the seventeen schools, of whom approximately 2000 are classified as special needs. Approximately 50 special needs students are sent out-of-district, as the district has incorporated many out-of-district offerings within the public schools’ curricula. 

The annual budget is approximately $180 million, of which the local taxpayers raise approximately $151 million. Approximately $20 million is for Special Education . Per pupil cost is in excess of $20,000 annually. 

As in most public school districts in New Jersey, Special Education represents a significant portion of the district’s costs and responsibilities. Consequently, the districts face significant fiscal restraints when dealing soaring costs. It is important that parents of special needs students be fully represented by a knowledgeable Special Education Attorney or Educational Advocate from a child’s initial Individualized Education Program (IEP) through to the student’ s graduation or de-classification. The laws dictating his/her education are complicated and could be very costly to both the parent and the school district. No one knows your child better than you. That knowledge and insight must be communicated so that the student receives the education he/she deserves and is required by law to receive. 

Middletown Special Education Legal Services

At Susan Clark Law Group, we provide guidance and representation every step of the way to ensure a thorough and efficient, free education for your son or daughter. Further, we provide a free consultation before you sign with us so that you will know what to expect in your communications with the school district. We know and have experience in dealing with the Middletown School District. They are dedicated educators dealing with constraining budgets and trying to provide the best education for their students. However, the laws require that your child be provided with a unique educational program dictated by his/her Individualized Education Program (IEP). At Susan Clark Law Group, we will work on your child’s behalf that he or she receives all to which they are entitled. At our website,, you can view all of our blogs dealing with special education law and practices, and how they may pertain to your child. Many things can be done by yourself. However, make certain that you understand every issue and the idiosyncrasies and legal ramifications of each. Several law firms, such as The Susan Clark Law Group offer free suggestions which you can pursue yourself or with an educational advocate. It is ultimately your decision how you wish to proceed to best serve the needs of your child. Listed at the bottom of this articles are areas with which we deal on a common basis. 

Schools in the Middletown School District

For your convenience, the contact information for the district’s schools and the Director of Special Services are: 

Director of Special Services

Michele Tiedermann 732-671-3850 

Middletown North High School 732-706-6061 ext 1200

Middletown South High School 732-706-6111 ext 2111 

Bay Shore Middle School 732-291-1380 

Thompson Middle School 732-671-2212 ext 8701 

Thorne Middle School 732-787-1220 ext 5 

Bayview Elementary School 732-787-3590 ext 3100 

Fairview Elementary School 732-747-3308 ext 3500 

Harmony Elementary School 732-671-2111 

Leonardo Elementary School 732-291-1330 ext 7500 

Lincroft Elementary School 732-741-5888 ext 5100 

Middletown Village Elementary School 732-671-0289 ext 5500 

Navesink Elementary School 732-291-0289 ext 2100 

New Monmouth Elementary School 732-671-5317 ext 6500 

Nut Swamp Elementary School 732-671-5795 ext 7100 

Ocean Avenue Elementary School 732-787-0092 ext 7500  

Port Monmouth Elementary School 732-787-0441 ext 8100 

River Plaza Elementary School 732-747-3679 ext 8500 

Special Education Attorneys in Middletown

One of the most important parts of a special needs child’s education is in the creation and monitoring of the Individualized Education Program (IEP). The development of this document requires time, patience, evaluation, monitoring, and future planning. Strict time-lines are set. Medical and Educational evaluations must be studies to ascertain where the child is academically, medically, emotionally, and socially. When this is known, it must be determined where he/she should be in those areas. At that point, it is incumbent upon the child study team (of which you, the parent, is/are members) to develop the measurable goals and objectives to get to where he/she should be. 

At Susan Clark Law Group, we have been involved in numerous cases that deal with various areas of special education needs, including: 

IEP’s examination, development, and follow-through, Out-of-district placements, Mediation, Due process petitions, School long-term suspensions and expulsions, Harassment, bullying, and intimidation, 504 Plans, Guardianship of children with special needs.

Visit us and see if we are a good fit for your child’s needs. 

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