After months of uncertainty, Western North Carolina parents with students at the N.C. School for the Deaf in Morganton got some good news Monday with the recommendation that the school should remain open. ...
To cut costs, the General Assembly, in the budget that passed earlier this year, required the state Department of Public Instruction to recommend closing one of three residential schools for special-needs students.
State Superintendent June Atkinson said at a news conference Monday afternoon that DPI will recommend consolidating the administrations of the Governor Morehead School for the Blind in Raleigh and the Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf in Wilson, but those campuses would remain open to students.
The Governor Morehead School would become a satellite of the school in Wilson. ...
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