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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.

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UPK Plus



In addition to our two full-time Prekindergarten classes, we also offer one full-time Prekindergarten Plus Program.

Universal Prekindergarten Plus (UPK Plus) Model serves general and special education children in an inclusion setting in public schools, supports all of the elements of the UPK model plus a special education teacher (with preparation and absence coverage), an additional paraprofessional (with absence coverage), attendance at professional development conferences, and other than personal services.

The local Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE) identifies special education students for participation in UPK Plus. Children identified by the CPSE for UPK Plus services may be either three or four years of age (these are the only three-year-olds who may be served in a UPK program). The general education to special education child ratio is either 10:8 or 12:6 based on the model that New York State has approved. General education students and seats will be assigned via the centralized enrollment process.

Maximizing the number of children who participate in pre-kindergarten services depends on the powerful partnerships that exist with both community-based organizations (CBOs) and public schools. Approximately 900 CBOs deliver pre-kindergarten services. The Office of Early Childhood Education oversees resource allocation and implementation of CBO UPK services.