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Bronx Charter School For Better Learning

Special Education



  • Our ICT classrooms include students with disabilities (not more than 40%) and students who are non-disabled, taught together by two teachers, a general education teacher and a special education teacher.
  • Co-teachers work together and collaborate throughout the day to modify instruction to meet the individual needs of our students.
  • Our students receive ICT instruction for the periods specified in their Individualized Education Program (IEP), along with the content areas of instruction.



SETSS (Special Education Teacher Support Services) is a program that serves students who have IEPs (Individualized Education Programs) through the Board of Education. SETSS is intended to do the following:

  • provide support to these students specifically to achieve the mandated goals outlined in their IEP.
  • service students daily, either in or out of their general education classroom.
  • work with teachers to modify curriculum, instruction, assignments, and assessments.
  • act as liaison among the CSE (Committee on Special Education), parents, and teachers.
  • draft and/or update IEPs through the year based on quarterly progress reports, observations, and student performance.
  • participate in our in-house academic intervention team (the Pupil Assistance Team - PAT), which identifies at-risk students and suggests pre-referral academic/behavioral intervention strategies.



  • BBL provides related services to advance the achievement of a student with a disability in connection with his/her educational program.
  • Some of the related services our students receive are Speech/Language Therapy, Counseling, Hearing Education Services, Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy.
  • Related Services are performed by independent providers who are registered with the NYC Department of Education.

The following publication is available as a resource for parents of students with disabilities: Parent Guide for Students with Disabilities. A Parent's Guide to Special Education offers information for parents, guardians and other family members about laws, regulations and policies affecting special education programs and services. Info is also available in other languages by clicking here and choosing a language under the title "A Shared Path to Success."


We look forward to collaborating with parents and the child's teacher to help improve home-school connections that will ensure the child's academic success. For more information, please contact Dr. Aderemi Ogundiran, Director of Student Support at BBL (718-655-6660), or the Committee on Special Education (CSE) - Region 2. They are located at 3450 East Tremont Avenue (2nd Floor). You can reach them at 718-794-7420.