Hearings Prep State's Blind And Deaf Schools To Close

Public school leaders are looking for public input as they figure out which of North Carolina's three schools for the deaf and blind should close next year.

The Department of Public Instruction holds the second of three public hearings in Wilson, the home of the Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf. The hearing will be at Barton College early Thursday evening.

Officials were at the North Carolina School for the Deaf in Morganton earlier this week.

This year's state budget requires the closing of either one of those residential special-needs schools or the Governor Morehead School for the Blind in Raleigh.

The three schools educate a total of about 220 students.

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