Special Education Parent Teacher Organization 
The Special Education Parent Teacher Organization (SPED-PTO) is made up of parent volunteers.  Please contact any member of the executive committee with questions or concerns regarding your student who receives services via an Individualized Education Plan, a 504 plan, or is who struggling in school:
Barry Berg          barryaberg@comcast.net               973-378-2526 
Leon Morton       leonmorton@comcast.net               973-868-7595
Tendai Ndoro      tndoro@andromeda.rutgers.edu    973-698-5811
Sonya Selig        sonyaselig@gmail.com                   973-327-2672
Sheila Oliver       sheila.oliver@verizon.net                973-943-7738
SpEd PTO meetings are held at the SOMSD Board of Education Office, District Meeting Room, 525 Academy Street, Maplewood, NJ
Join us on Facebook at South Orange/Maplewood Sp. Ed. PTO

 SEPAC/Special Ed PTO 2014-15 meeting schedule

September 30, 2014

December 3, 2014

January 20, 2015

March 24, 2015

May 19, 2015

BOE General Meeting Room, 525 Academy Street, Maplewood, 7:30 PM

Our Mission

The South Orange Maplewood Special Education Parent Teacher Organization (SPED-PTO) works to make a difference in the lives of all children with special needs. Our goal is to promote the welfare of the special education student by providing parents with the tools and information they need to work collaboratively with the school district and to be more effective advocates for their children. Each year, the SPED-PTO holds several meetings to help parents network with other parents, share information about Special Education issues and educational concerns, and understand changing special education laws. We support the on-going professional development of district staff regarding special education and encourage the inclusion of children with disabilities in our communities. We seek and welcome the active involvement of all parents of children receiving special education services in South Orange-Maplewood. 


The South Orange Maplewood Board of Education
Invites You To Attend A
Focus Group Session on
Selection of the Superintendent
Saturday, September 13, 2014
District Meeting Room, 525Academy Street, Maplewood
Find the flyer and a full list of focus groups and meeting times HERE 
The school district will be holding focus groups to gather input for the new superintendent search.  There will be focus groups for stakeholders, organized by interests.  The special needs community is included as Parents of Students with Special Needs, meeting at 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm.
Please consider the following questions in preparation for this discussion:
  • What are the strengths of the South Orange-Maplewood School District?
  • What are the challenges and issues that the District faces now and in the future?
  • What are the characteristics you think are necessary for the next Superintendent?
As a reminder, please complete the survey to help the district determine which characteristics you deem most important in a superintendent.  The survey will be open for collection through the end of September ~ SOMSD Superintendent Survey Search


NOTICE: The School District of South Orange and Maplewood does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, affectual or sexual orientation or sex, gender identity and expression, socio or economic status, or disability in its programs and activities. For further information, call the Office of Civil Rights at (800) 421-3481.