VSDB a No-Go for Staunton?

By: Evan Fitzgerald
By: Evan Fitzgerald

A new plan could have the Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind moving to Fishersville. At least, that's part of a new proposal from State Senator Emmett Hanger.

Hanger says he still wants to research the possibility of renovating the Staunton campus of the V-S-D-B. But he believes moving the school to a site near the Woodrow Wilson Rehababilitation Center would be a better alternative for the region than sacrificing it completely. Hanger says he'll try to broker a deal to do just that.

"The buildings themselves are important if in fact its economically feasible to do renovations, but as far as prioritizing the issue we need to look at what's best for the students involved," notes Hanger.

Hanger says part of the problem with locating the school on the Staunton campus is that enrollment is too low for the school's capacity.

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