Kamis, 20 September 2012

Kansas Budget Cuts Are Bad News For KSD

OLATHE, KS (KSHB NBC) - Kansas budget cuts could mean bad news for the Kansas State School for the Deaf.

A mandate to cut the budgets for Kansas state agencies could be bad news for a school in Olathe, Kan., that's been helping children since 1861.

In the kindergarten classroom at the Kansas School for the Deaf , kids are learning to communicate using their hands instead of their voices. They are immersed in American Sign Language.

Like the 140 other students at the school, they will be immersed in deaf culture during their years here, learning to cope in a hearing world.

Mary Grove is a KSD senior. She's been a student here since she was 4 years old.

"This is my second home, you know, and the people here are my family,’' she said.

KSD doesn't just serve the kids on campus -- its outreach program supports 255 students and 87 teachers in 108 districts across the state....

Read more: http://www.kshb.com/dpp/news/state/kansas/budget-cuts-threaten-150-year-old-kansas-school#ixzz274GYfjZ1

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