Parents of students who attend the South Dakota School for the Deaf want the school turned over to the state's Department of Education. They're unhappy with the current Board of Regents and want control yanked out from under them. They claim the Board is ignoring their concerns. The
Sioux Falls school was nearly shut down when South Dakota's governor proposed cutting its entire budget. That would have meant mainstreaming all the students. But that plan was defeated and lawmakers restored the money for the school. Parents are unlikely to see their change come through because it would require an amendment to the state constitution.