Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind Expansion Complete
Contractors have finished $71 million in upgrades to the Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind (VSDB).
Thursday, students helped fill containers with keepsakes for a time capsule in the new education building. A 2,000-pound capstone will keep it safe.
The General Assembly voted in 2008 to consolidate the state's two schools for the deaf and blind. Since then, the Staunton campus has undergone expansion and modernization.
"We have smart boards and a teaching wall in every room, so the technology is the greatest and best," VSDB Superintendent Nancy Armstrong said. "So that helps with our children's education as well as we've combined deaf and blind in this one building."
The VSDB project also brings a new student center and library, and renovated dormitories. The campus now has room for almost 100 more students.
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