Thursday, March 25, 2010

New location of school for deaf and blind children opens in Salt Lake City

New location of school for deaf and blind children opens in Salt Lake City

Students who attend Utah schools for the deaf and blind celebrate a new campus location in Salt Lake City after years of planning and construction. Students, teachers and administrators celebrated with a ribbon cutting earlier this week. "This has been a long time coming. I've been involved with trying to fund this school and get it built for eight years," Gregg Buxton said.

The students have been moved eight times in the last ten years. "They really needed a home. We've been moving them around because we've never had a permanent location," Steve Noyce said.

The new school is complete with all the latest technologies including new computers and a bilingual, bi cultural media center. "It has everything that we need. It as the acoustic treatment in the rooms for the children who are deaf. It has a great space and light for children with vision impairment," Noyce said.

The new campus will serve students in preschool through high school.