Wednesday, October 7, 2009

New Delaware School

Delaware's state legislature is releasing funds to build a new school for the deaf near Newark. A groundbreaking ceremony was held yesterday. The $43 facility will take a year and a half to complete. The current Delaware School for the Deaf is operated by the Christina School District, serving 129 children. Of particular concern is the rising number of students with cochlear implants who need different instruction and accommodation than those without the implants. The new school willl be built a few hundred feet from the current facility and will handle 250 students. Construction is set to start in November and finished sometime in the spring of 2011.