Monday, November 1, 2010

Parents will appeal closing of South Dakota School for the Deaf

From The Associated Press:

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- Parents who lost a legal fight over the South Dakota School for the Deaf are appealing.

They'll ask the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to review a judge's Sept. 30 ruling that allows the state to close the main campus in Sioux Falls in favor of outreach programs and contracted services in local schools.

Enrollment at the school has fallen because technological advances such as cochlear implants and hearing aids enable students to attend mainstream classes.

Parents of 8 deaf or hearing-impaired students filed the lawsuit. The Board of Regents oversees the School for the Deaf.