Friday, March 16, 2012

Protests over School Move

The Rocky Mountain Deaf School wants to move to a new location - but nearby homeowners are protesting. The school is now renting space in a strip mall near a bar. The roof leaks and the emergency system is not designed for hearing-impaired students. A new facility is planned with a $13 million grant from the Colorado Department of Education at a 10 acre site owned by the Jefferson County Public School system. But homeowners in Lakewood's Hutchinson Park area claim the school will lead to traffic problems and disturb the tranquil setting. They've created a website here and posted a YouTube video which you can watch before.