NY School for the Deaf may close under state cuts

A nearly two-century old school in Westchester is at risk of closing under Gov. Andrew Cuomo's (D-N.Y.) recent state budget proposals.

The New York School for the Deaf in Greenburgh has been helping young people with hearing challenges for years, but plans to restructure funding to schools has put the institution at risk.

Executive Director Janet Dickerson says that if the school closes, students will be forced to go back into regular public schools, where they won't be able to learn or communicate with other students.

Dickerson says most of the 180 students at her school are scared of the possibility they won't be going back to the same school next year.

The students plan to make themselves and their school known at a rally in Albany tomorrow morning. A meeting with state legislators will also take place at the school next Tuesday.

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