Tuesday, September 29, 2009

New $20 million school gives deaf pupils many pluses

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The Maryland School for the Deaf in Frederick has opened a new building for its elementary school. The new $20 million building serves about 75 elementary-age pupils and also houses the school's infant and toddlers program and many therapy programs. MSD Superintendent James Tucker says the building was specially designed with lots of natural light and walls and ceiling tiles made to be "acoustically friendly" to deaf and hard-of-hearing students and staffers. The hallways are extra wide to allow people to walk side-by-side and see each other as they sign. Morning announcements are made via video message boards in each room.