HB 2553 Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind.
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Summary as introduced:
Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind. Provides for the closure of the Virginia School for the Deaf, Blind, and Multi-Disabled at Hampton and the transfer of students, programs, and services to the Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind at Staunton by the commencement of the 2003-2004 school year. The surviving school shall be renamed the Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind.

The Board of Education is to coordinate with the board of visitors of the Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind at Staunton, the board of visitors of the Virginia School for the Deaf, Blind, and Multi-Disabled at Hampton, and the Advisory Commission on the Virginia Schools for the Deaf and the Blind to effectuate the closure of the School at Hampton and the transfer of students, programs, and services to the School at Staunton.

The members of the Advisory Commission on the Virginia Schools for the Deaf and the Blind appointed and currently serving who are the parents of students who are attending or have attended the School at Hampton or who are former students of either school shall complete such term. For purposes of future appointments to the Advisory Commission for positions for students or parents of students who have attended the School, "School" shall be construed to include the School at Hampton.

Currently, both schools offer services for deaf students in preK-12 and blind students in preK-12; the Staunton school provides services for preK-12 students who have "visual and sensory disabilities and who are identified as emotionally disturbed," while the Hampton school provides services for preK-12 students with sensory-impaired multiple disabilities.

Full text:
01/08/03  House: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 01/08/03 034311820  pdf | impact statement

Status:
01/08/03  House: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 01/08/03 034311820
01/08/03  House: Referred to Committee on Education
01/27/03  House: Reported from Education (22-Y 0-N)
01/27/03  House: Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/29/03  House: Tabled in Appropriations (22-Y 3-N)