Classroom Renovation

Pennsylvania School for Students with Hearing Disabilities Renovates Classrooms

The Scranton School for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Children has gone public with its recent renovation of a section of the Lourdesmont School, which it bought in 2011.

According to a report from The Times-Tribune, the newly renovated school features a classroom where students will learn to produce newscasts under the direction of a teacher 300 miles from the site, a health classroom, a career exploration center, an afterschool activity room, a space for physical therapy and three classrooms for middle school students.

Costs of the $800,000 renovations, which leave a second level available for future use, were paid for with private donations and grants.

"We're at a point where we're leading the way," said Jon Konzelman, director of the school, in the Times-Tribune report. "Everything is done with the needs of deaf and hard-of-hearing children in mind."

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