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Statement from the Michigan Department of Education
Statement from the Michigan Department of Education
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Thursday, April 11, 2019

Statement from the Department of Education

April 9, 2019 Statement from the Michigan Department of Education: The Michigan School for the Deaf is not closing, the Michigan Department of Education has confirmed. There have been unfounded rumors circulating that the state-run school for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Michigan students was closing. Those rumors are not true. Recently, the school’s principal left to take a position at another school district for family reasons. Charles Thomas, MSD Campus Manager is filling that role through the end of this school year or until the position has been filled. The Michigan Department of Education will be in the process of selecting a new principal, and reaching out to parents and alumni of the Michigan School for the Deaf to help inform the search process. As always, the mission of the Michigan School for the Deaf is to provide academics and social excellence - rich in ASL and English literacy for all students from infancy to graduation, to be the leader in educating Deaf and Hard of Hearing children in Michigan, and to provide services to their families and the community.