Save the Scranton School for the Deaf
On April 29, hundreds of students, parents, teachers, staff, alumni and supporters of the Scranton School for the Deaf assembled in the Capitol Rotunda to urge the General Assembly to save their school. They delivered petitions containing more than 51,000 signatures from voters who support saving the school.
For 129 years, the Scranton School for the Deaf has educated students in Pennsylvania. This year, the governor’s budget eliminated funding for the Scranton School and the Scotland School for Veterans' Children. Both school communities have rallied to restore funding for the schools, and their important work.
Scranton School for the Deaf Education Association Vice President Alice Casparro discussed the possible closure’s effect on students. “It’s starting to hit them now,” she said. “As the days count down they wonder where they’re going to go next year and it worries them. Our students shouldn’t have to worry about things like that. Kids need to be kids.”
For more information about the Scranton School for the Deaf, or to sign their petition, visit www.sssdsos.org.