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    PS 255 The Barbara Reing School
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  • State Review

    P.S. 255 Has Been Selected  to Participate in
    a State Review for Special Education
    February 2, 2016
    Dear Parents/Guardians:
    The New York State Education Department: Office of Special Education has initiated a Special Education Quality Assurance (SEQA) Special Education Programs and Services Focused Review in P.S. 255 during the 2015-2016 school year.  The purpose of this review is to assess the district’s compliance with selected Federal and State laws and regulations governing the education of students with disabilities.

    The review will be conducted by the SEQA for the New York City Regional Office.  The review process will involve a review of school records of a representative sample of students with disabilities, classroom visitations and surveys.  In addition, meetings of the committee on special education will be observed.  Further information may be obtained by contacting the SEQA for the New York City Regional Office at 718-722-4544 and/or by contacting P.S. 255 at 718-376-8494 ext. 1.

    Sincerely,
    Kelly McCann
    Principal

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  • School Survey

    TAKE THE 2015 - 2016 NYC SCHOOL SURVEY!
    EVERY YEAR, ALL PARENTS, TEACHERS, AND STUDENTS IN GRADES 6-12 TAKE THE NYC SCHOOL SURVEY. THE SURVEY RANKS AMONG THE LARGEST SURVEYS OF ANY KIND EVER CONDUCTED NATIONALLY.
    THE SURVEY HELPS SCHOOL LEADERS UNDERSTAND WHAT KEY MEMBERS OF THE SCHOOL COMMUNITY SAY ABOUT THE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT AT EACH SCHOOL. THE INFORMATION CAPTURED BY THE SURVEY IS DESIGNED TO SUPPORT A DIALOGUE AMONG ALL MEMBERS OF THE SCHOOL COMMUNITY ABOUT HOW TO MAKE THE SCHOOL A BETTER PLACE TO LEARN.

    PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR SURVEY BY FRIDAY, APRIL 1ST.
    IF YOU CANNOT FIND YOUR PAPER SURVEY, PLEASE CALL THE SURVEY HOTLINE AT 1-800-690-8603.
    IF YOU NEED ADDITIONAL HELP, PLEASE SEE
    BETH ROCCO, YOUR PARENT COORDINATOR
    OR CALL: 718-376-8494 EXT. 1
    YOUR VOICE MATTERS!

    PARENTS - TAKE THE SCHOOL SURVEY IN ENGLISH OR CHOOSE ANOTHER LANGUAGE BELOW.
    Take the 2016 NYC School Survey online. The survey is available in all 9 languages.

    PS 255 The Barbara Reing School

About Our School

P.S. 255 is a multi-cultural school with a diverse population. It is situated in the heart of Gravesend, Brooklyn and is part of District 22. Over 37 languages are spoken by our students. We pride ourselves on our ability to teach all students regardless of whether they are new immigrants, gifted and talented, or have special learning needs. Everyone is made to feel at home at P.S. 255 and are respected and valued for their similarities as well as their differences.

We are proud to have received an “A” on our school’s progress report for the past seven years. We work hard everyday to maintain the status that we are highly regarded and recognized for. We consider ourselves to be a school for teaching and learning and we open our doors to other schools, institutions, and businesses to share our best practices that can be replicated.


At P.S. 255, we employ an excellent staff of teachers, paraprofessionals, etc. who are dedicated to our children’s educational success and who are highly qualified in their areas. For example, a licensed media specialist, a computer specialist, an artist and a musician are cluster teachers who work with the students throughout the week, in addition, to licensed teachers. 

Special education services include a targeted pre-kindergarten; full-time collaborative team teaching on every grade (PreK – 5); self-contained, special education classes (12:1:1); SETSS services, related services and support services. Children receive instruction in the least restrictive environment. Related services include occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech and language therapy, counseling, hearing and nursing.

P.S. 255 is truly a microcosm of the city of New York. Our motto is “Every Child is a Star! Come watch us shine.” We invite you to come and visit us!