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THE OHIO SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF
THE OHIO STATE SCHOOL FOR THE BLIND
WELCOME YOU TO THE NEW SCHOOLS
TUESDAY, MAY 26, 2009
10:30 A.M. AT OSD
11:30 A.M. AT OSSB
Click here download Groundbreaking Ceremonies Poster in pdf. (Posted 4/27/09)
New School Sites
Map of new OSD and OSSB. (Posted 3/19/09)
Public Participation Information
from February 5, 2009
Powerpoint: Public Presentation (Updated: 2-10-09) (In PDF, size 6.1mb)
OSD FULL PLAN IN COLOR (Updated: 2-10-09) (In PDF)
OSSB FULL PLAN IN COLOR (Updated: 2-10-09) (In PDF)
NOTICE POSTED JANUARY 27, 2009
There will be a public presentation on THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2009 at OSSB Auditorium from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m., to show design plans made to date for the new OSD and OSSB. The presentation on both school and dormitory designs will be made by Steed Hammond Paul Leading Design Co. A question and answer session will be held.
SIGNING OF SCHEMATIC DESIGN
(Updated December 15, 2008)
Shown signing the schematic design documents are Michael Shoemaker, Executive Director of the Ohio School Facilities Commission (center) with Ms. Cynthia Johnson, Interim Superintendent of the Ohio State School for the Blind and Dr. Edward E. Corbett, Jr., Superintendent of the Ohio School for the Deaf.
New Campus Information
On behalf of Dr. Ed Corbett and Ms. Cynthia Johnson, the superintendents of the Ohio School for the Deaf and the Ohio State School for the Blind, welcome to an exciting new chapter in the history of our venerable schools.
With the passage of the Fiscal 2007 - 2008 Ohio Capital Budget, the state identified $4 million for the planning and design of a new, combined campus for The Ohio School for the Deaf (OSD) and The Ohio State School for the Blind (OSSB).
It is important to note that the leadership of the two schools, in consultation with the State Department of Education, initiated this effort. We are not being driven to this outcome, we are driving it. The schools are looking to the future and want to ensure that our facilities will be available to serve Deaf, Blind, Visually Impaired, Hard-of Hearing, and multiply-handicapped students for many years to come. This effort to build both schools on a combined campus will allow us to provide better services and support to our students, parents, and teachers with less distraction and greater efficiency than ever before.
You may have already begun to imagine some of the challenges and opportunities that we will face over the coming months and years. We have a clear vision of where we have been, the schools each have over 170 years of history, and we have a lot of ideas about where we want to go. We do not, however, have all the answers. We don't want to limit our future to be just the best that we can imagine. We want the future of our schools to be charted by the best and the brightest from all around the country. Our students deserve nothing less.
This website is designed to keep all interested parties informed of our progress, and to allow a means of communicating documents, ideas, concerns, and opportunities to everyone in a timely manner.
What's New on the Site?
August 11 , 2008 - The newest floorplan sketches are available in the Design Section.
December 15, 2008 - Additional information (Status and Chronology) have been added to this site.