I was recently alerted by a friend in Idaho that the Idaho School for the Deaf and Blind (ISDB) might close in a few years. For some time being, there has been committee meetings to discuss the future of the deaf and blind students in the state of Idaho and what to do with the state school in the town of Gooding (pop. 3,384).
Please go to these two links to read various documents about the possible closing of ISDB. http://www.legislature.idaho.gov/ope/publications/reports/r0503.htm and http://www.idahoboardofed.org/ISDB/index.asp.
I've read through the committee meeting minutes and reports. The bottom line for them is the declining enrollment of the school. If the enrollment number reverse then I'm more than certain that they will keep the school open. If you have any ideas of how we can increase the enrollment, please do comment.
Could someone explain to me what I've been hearing a bit about Florida School for the Deaf and Blind...that they have some kind of a law that promotes deaf and blind students to go to the state school over public school. Perhaps, this needs to be brought up for Idaho and other states.