During the next four weeks, students at three campuses of Utah’s Schools for the Deaf and Blind will have long weekends—but the days off are unplanned holidays that are the result of a shortfall in money to keep the schools open.
The furlough days, which are scheduled for this Friday, plus May 6 and May 20, means full-time students will have to stay home and teachers and staff won’t be paid, saving the school $200,000. Students who attend only on those days but spend the rest of their school days in their home district will not be served. Had the deaf and blind schools not been granted $400,000 from different state agencies, kids would be spending even more time out of class.
Author: Nirvi Shah