Monday, February 2, 2009

One School Will Stay Open, One School..

While state lawmakers consider closing the South Dakota School for the Deaf in Sioux Falls, the South Dakota School for the Blind and Visually Impaired in Aberdeen appears to be protected.

What’s the difference?

The Aberdeen school is a residential facility. But the School in Sioux Falls closed its dormitories a couple of years ago. Twenty students live at the Aberdeen school and it serves about 165 students statewide.The Sioux Falls reports enrollment of 34 while serving 388 deaf students statewide through its outreach program.