Northeastern Region rallies to save the Scranton School for the Deaf
A recent rally supporting the Scranton State School for the Deaf drew a crowd of over 200 to the school grounds.
In the governor’s February budget address, funding for the Scranton School for the Deaf, along with funding for the Scotland School for Veterans' Children, was cut from the state budget.
The rally included remarks from students, elected officials, advocates for the deaf and hard of hearing, community leaders, and PSEA Northeastern Region President Boyd Weiss, calling for continued funding of the Scranton School. The rally generated local and national media coverage.
29 PSEA members work for the Scranton School. The local association has worked closely with students, parents, alumni, and other supportive groups on a major community outreach and advocacy campaign. A petition circulating to keep the school open currently has 25,000 signatures, and counting.
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Pictured: SSSD EA President Ruth Gerrity and PSEA Northeastern Region President Boyd Weiss at the rally for the Scranton School.