Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Kansas School May Close

Kansas State lawmakers are considering shutting down The School for the Deaf in Olathe. That’s despite the fact that Governor Kathleen Sebelius promise not to touch public education as the state comes to terms with a shortfall of $190 million.

A panel was recently convened to determine whether the state should close the school or merge it with the School for the Deaf and School for the Blind. There are about 650 children in Kansas who are of school age.

The School for the Deaf has more than 130 students who would have to return to mainstream schools in their districts.

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