Sunday, February 14, 2010

Future uses uncertain for Deaf School campus

Future uses uncertain for Deaf School campus

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - The Board of Regents is looking at future uses for the School for the Deaf campus in Sioux Falls after the handful of students still there go elsewhere for their education.

The options include leasing parts of the 14-acre campus or selling it. It's valued at nearly $10 million.

The regents plan to send the five remaining students to a mainstream school or another state's residential deaf school.

Regents Executive Director Jack Warner said selling the land would require legislative approval. The sale proceeds would go to the School and Public Lands Endowment.